May 25, 2011

"Flying Scotsman: The People's Engine Restored"

The above image is linked from the National Preservation Website. It's not my copyright, but a photograph taken by Ian Riley, the man in charge of overhauling her boiler, and many other components besides.

It's been a long time, getting from there to here...but her time is finally near.

4472, Flying Scotsman, albeit, in wartime black livery for her running in trials, and the nunbers 502/103 on different sides of the engine. She looks utterly amazing.

Well done to the NRM, Ian Riley et al, for what is simply a top notch restoration. I am sure this is going to be a spectacular year, with one of each of the four Class "A" machines lining up some day soon...

Until next time!

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