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Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Flying Scotsman Is Back !!!

The Flying Scotsman is travelling from Carnforth, and into Carlisle,
with a return journey through Appleby and across The Ribblehead Viaduct to Farrington.
Photo: Captain Sparkle.
Illustration: BBC

Carnforth Railway Station appeared in the famous 1945 film "Brief Encounter",
starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard.

One of the world's most famous Locomotives, The Flying Scotsman has returned to The West Coast Main Line.

Flying Scotsman is travelling from Carnforth, on The West Coast Main Line, following a £4.2 million restoration project, which has taken ten years.

The Locomotive, which was retired from service in 1963, has been restored, for York's National Railway Museum, by Riley and Son Ltd, based in Bury, Lancashire.

It will painted in its new Green Livery next week, after The Test Run

Jim Lowe, Head of Operations at The National Railway Museum, in York, said: "We have all been looking forward to the day when The Flying Scotsman is once again running on Britain's Railway Tracks."

Read the full story and see more photographs at BBC

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard
in "Brief Encounter".
Photograph: ITV/Rex Shutterstock.
Illustration: THE GUARDIAN

Photo of The Flying Scotsman,
at the Doncaster (Yorkshire) Works Open day 2003,
the 150th Anniversary of the Plant Works.
The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster, so it had 'come home'.
Date: 2003.
Source: Own work.
Author: Rich@rd
(Wikimedia Commons)

London and North-East Railway (LNER) "Pacific" Locomotive.
Fitted with Corridor Tender for working non-stop"Flying Scotsman"
between London and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Date: 1928.
Source: Scan from Allen, Cecil J. (1928) The Steel Highway,
Longmans, Green & Co., pp. facing page. (II) 32.
Author: Andy Dingley (scanner).
(Wikimedia Commons)

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