• The Flying Scotsman takes to the rails after 10 year restoration

    Date:13 January 2016 Tags:, ,

    In 1934 the Flying Scotsman became the first train to reach 100 miles per hour. Now, at 92 years of age, and after ten years of restoration the Flying Scotsman underwent a test run through England on 8 January. The locomotive’s decade-long restoration cost well over £4 million, and included an engine overhaul.

    The Flying Scotsman was retired from regular service in 1963. At the time it had travelled over 3 million kilometres. Since then it has visited many countries including Canada and the USA.

    The image above sees the locomotive crossing a viaduct in East Lancashire in Bury, England during the test run. After its restoration the Flying Scotsman hwiull be exhibited at the National Railway Museum in York.

    Source: NPR

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