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Preserved A3 class locomotive, No. 4472 - FLYING SCOTSMAN at Whetstone.

Preserved A3 class locomotive, No. 4472 - FLYING SCOTSMAN at Whetstone.

L3507. On 15 June, 1963, a rail tour was run over the London Extension, hauled by the world famous locomotive, No. 4472 - FLYING SCOTSMAN. The former LNER locomotive was purchased from British Railways by Alan Peglar, who proceeded to have his prize repainted into its old LNER livery. In this form, 4472 travelled the country on rail tours, drawing crowds wherever it went and thus enforcing its fame. In this photograph, the A3 class locomotive powers its train through Whetstone.
qkwFlying Scotsman
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themescommunity histories
subject
Railway Companies - British Railways
Railway Companies - London & North Eastern Railway
railway facilities - railway stations
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Publisher
ContributorOrton, T.
Creatorpersonalname - Orton, T.
Datecreation - 1963-06-15
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 98mm
dimension.W - 148mm
IdentifierNo. 24
SourceOrton, T.
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - T. Orton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455500 297600)
point - 1963-06-15
RightsOrton, T.