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The Flying Scotsman service from London to Scotland dated back to Victorian days. But in 1923, when the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway needed an engine to go on display at a Beats Undefeated
National Rail Museum appeal on Flying Scotsman
THE Flying Scotsman is arguably Britain's most iconic steam locomotive and, with a little help from its many friends, the famous old engine could soon be thundering again through Notts.
In its glory days, No 4472 Flying Scotsman was regularly seen pounding through Newark and Retford as it hauled the 10am King's Cross to Edinburgh express service.
On November 30, 1934, with driver William Sparshatt at the controls, the Flying Scotsman (now 4472) steamed out of King's Cross heading for New Ghd Straighteners Leeds, averaging 73.4mph.
rail tours behind the engine. Her fame spread with tours to the US and Australia.
brought back to the area for trainspotters to admire.
NRM curator Jim Rees said: "Too often financial restraints lead to the use of 'short term fixes', with locomotives being repaired with no more foresight than the next seven or ten years of certification; the very opposite of our own aims and ambitions for the Flying Scotsman."
On the return journey, her speed peaked at 100mph the first time a steam loco had broken the barrier.
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People will be invited to sponsor various components involved in the overhaul, from 25 for a bolt to the entire outer firebox at 100,000.
The first challenge to the Flying Scotsman's steam power came from Germany where, in the early 1930s a diesel train known as the Flying Hamburger was unveiled, reaching a top speed of 124mph.
The Flying Scotsman, a favourite with generations of trainspotters, could soon be steaming through Notts if a 250,000 appeal is a success. ANDY SMART reports
It was the pinnacle of her career and a feat which ensured a place in history.
It was fast, but Gresley didn not believe it had the Flying Scotsman's staying power.
And museum director Andrew Scott said: "Flying Scotsman represents the apex of British engineering and the romance of steam for the general public and therefore it is important we bring her back to the main line for everyone to enjoy."
Flying Scotsman was to become the LNER's star turn, especially when they went ahead with plans to run non stop from King's Cross to Edinburgh.
Diesel power would eventually see the Flying Scotsman shunted out of service but her romantic appeal saved her from the scrapyard.
Wembley exhibition, they chose number 1472, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. It was up against Great Western's Caerphilly Castle and needed an equally romantic and compelling name.
A succession of owners, including Sir William McAlpine and pop mogul Pete Waterman, took on the Flying Scotsman in a bid to keep her running but she has not been seen in service for several years.
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