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The iconic Flying Scotsman locomotive at the 170th Anniversary of the opening of Kings Cross Station in London. Flying Scotsman 'the world's most famous steam locomotive' made its first appearance in a year-long national programme of events to mark its centenary today at London King's Cross Station. The national treasure, owned by the National Railway Museum, visits London following an overhaul by Riley & Son (E) Ltd in preparation for its anniversary schedule. February 2023 will mark 100 years since the celebrity locomotive, then simply numbered 1472, embarked on its first voyage from the sheds at Doncaster Works. A feat of design and engineering, it was the first locomotive of the newly-formed LNER (London and North Eastern Railway). It gained its name in 1924, when it was selected to appear at the British Empire Exhibition in London and named after the daily 10.00am London to Edinburgh rail service.
The iconic Flying Scotsman locomotive at the 170th Anniversary of the opening of Kings Cross Station in London, 14th October 2021