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From hauling the first non-stop express from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and breaking the 100 mph barrier in 1934, to being sold in 1963, and to its final home at the York National Railway Centre, The Flying Scotsman has a rich and, at times, controversial history.
It has traveled across the USA and steamed across Australia, changed owners and colour and sold for the highest price ever paid for a locomotive. Relive the great age of steam and follow the making of the legend that is apple green and called Flying Scotsman. An informative and highly illustrated account of British Steam engines and railways, which includes concise, appealing articles on locomotive development and industrial progress..
The Legend Lives On…..The Waverley excursions being hauled by Flying Scotsman on a number of Sundays during July and August 2017 is a huge attraction. ….
The steam hauled train leaves York hauled by steam locomotive No. 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton. There will be a stop for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain’s railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100.
Crossing the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through the highest station in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on viaducts. There are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1,169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water…Ref: 585
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