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Ask the public to name a famous steam engine and three names usually crop up, the first being George Stephensons Rocket, most successful of the early railway pioneers. Of the many thousands of locomotives to follow, the other two, deep in public awareness, are Flying Scotsman and the worlds fastest steam locomotive Mallard. Both locomotives were built in Doncaster by Sir Nigel Gresley, one of the most celebrated of all railway engineers, who died 80 years ago on 5th April 1941.
(Permalink) Flying Scotsman Nigel Gresley

National Museums Scotland has bought the poster.
(Permalink) Flying Scotsman National Museums Scotland

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