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Flying ScotsmanOs incredible longevity in service means it has undergone several major

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Flying ScotsmanOs incredible longevity in service means it has undergone several major

Flying ScotsmanOs incredible longevity in service means it has undergone several major rebuilds. Here, one of its six foot eight inch diameter driving wheels is reprofiled in June, 1987.
A wheel of the Flying Scotsman steam train.
24th June 1987

Grosset
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
WA*3580622

Media ID 21347293

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Locomotive Rail Railway Steam Train Wheels


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This print captures the remarkable endurance of the iconic Flying Scotsman steam train. With its incredible longevity in service, this locomotive has undergone numerous major rebuilds throughout its storied history. In June 1987, one of its six-foot-eight-inch diameter driving wheels was meticulously reprofiled, showcasing the dedication and craftsmanship required to maintain such a magnificent piece of machinery. The image transports us back to a bygone era when steam trains ruled the railways. The sheer size and power of this wheel are awe-inspiring, serving as a testament to the engineering marvel that is the Flying Scotsman. Its intricate design and meticulous maintenance ensured smooth journeys for countless passengers over decades. As we gaze upon this photograph, we can almost hear the rhythmic chugging sound and feel the gentle vibrations beneath our feet as this majestic locomotive glides along the tracks. It evokes a sense of nostalgia for simpler times when train travel represented adventure and discovery. This snapshot from June 24th, 1987 encapsulates not only an important moment in railway history but also symbolizes human ingenuity and determination to preserve our heritage. The Flying Scotsman continues to captivate enthusiasts worldwide with its timeless beauty and enduring legacy on both railroads and in our hearts.

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