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Flying Scotsman, 1944

The Flying Scotsman hauled by an A1 class 4-6-2 locomotive number 4472 Flying Scotsman at Hadley Wood, 17 December 1944. The Flying Scotsman train left London Kings Cross every morning at 10.00 am and arrived in Edinburgh around 7 hours later. The train offered a range of facilities on board. It was often hauled by the locomotive of the same name

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This print captures the iconic Flying Scotsman in all its glory during a momentous journey in 1944. The legendary locomotive, an A1 class 4-6-2 with the distinguished number 4472, is seen gracefully pulling the famous Flying Scotsman train at Hadley Wood on a crisp December day. The Flying Scotsman train was renowned for its exceptional service and efficiency, departing London Kings Cross promptly at 10.00 am every morning. Passengers embarked on an unforgettable adventure as they embarked on this remarkable locomotive that would transport them to Edinburgh in just around seven hours. As one of Britain's most beloved trains, the Flying Scotsman offered passengers a range of luxurious facilities onboard. From plush seating arrangements to exquisite dining options, travelers were treated to an unparalleled experience throughout their journey. In this particular photograph, we witness the sheer power and elegance of both the locomotive and its namesake train against a picturesque backdrop. The steam billowing from the engine adds an air of nostalgia and romance to this timeless scene. Preserved by the National Railway Museum, this print serves as a testament to not only the engineering marvels of yesteryears but also pays homage to those who worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to ensure smooth operations for countless passengers over decades past.

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