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Flying Scotsman at King's Cross, 1963.

British Transport Films

Flying Scotsman at King's Cross, 1963.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


An A3 class 4-6-2 locomotive number 60103 "Flying Scotsman" at King's Cross station, 1963. This photograph was taken just before Flying Scotsman's last journey to Doncaster, where she was made. Flying Scotsman is one of the most famous locomotives. It was built in 1923, by the London & North Eastern Railway's Doncaster works. She pulled the "Flying Scotsman" train from London to Edinburgh. In 1928, the "Flying Scotsman" completed its first non stop run to Edinburgh. The journey was 392 miles, the longest non stop journey in the world.

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