Locomotives you might see on a visit to the Railway
4472 Flying Scotsman (Class A3)
The full-size Flying Scotsman was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for the London & North Eastern Railway in 1923 and is the sole survivor of this class of pacifics which numbered 79 engines. The National Railway Museum in York has just completed its major overhaul and it will be back on the mainline during 2011. The 7 1/4" gauge model Flying Scotsman was built in the 1930s and has been with the current owner for 40 years during which time it has run many hundreds of miles. Flying Scotsman underwent a major overhaul which took nearly 3 years including a new boiler and many other new parts, it has since changed hands and can now be seen running on many summer weekends.