Flying Scotsman steams to head of world's most famous trains list [Telegraph]

Date: 30/11/2015

The Flying Scotsman has topped a poll of the world's best known trains and locomotives. People across four continents were asked to name five trains or engines they had heard of and the famous green-and-black loco topped a league table that also included the Japanese bullet train, India's Rajadhani Express and the fastest-ever steam locomotive, Mallard. The National Railway Museum commissioned the worldwide survey, by YouGov, and released the result to coincide with the 81st anniversary of Flying Scotsman being the first locomotive to break the 100mph barrier. [From Mark Bartlett]

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4472 Flying Scotsman on the turntable at Ferryhill during its 4 hour stopover in Aberdeen on 16 May 1964. The A3 had arrived in the city from Edinburgh with the Queens College RTS 'Flying Scotsman Railtour'.
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Company: Aberdeen Railway
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4472 Flying Scotsman approaches Dent with 'The Lord Bishop' special on 30th September 1978. One of two trains run that day in memory of Bishop Eric Treacy, this working had originated from London Euston.
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