Tag: East Coast Main Line

Flying Scotsman going full steam ahead for return to the East Coast Main Line

The most important date in a decade has been set for steam enthusiasts – the return of Flying Scotsman to the East Coast Main Line.

Its owners, the National Railway Museum have now named the date for this triumphant run from London King’s Cross as Thursday February 25.

Read more from the Scotland Today website.

More info can can be found at www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/events/inaugural-run/.

New book on famous locomotive that put Little Bytham on the map

Little Bytham earned its place in history as the spot on the East Coast Main Line where the Mallard locomotive roared through at 126mph 
– setting a world steam speed record which has never been beaten.

The date was Sunday, July 3, 1938, and details of that day, what led up to it and the subsequent life of LNER A4 Pacific No 4468 Mallard are featured in a new book by Baston writer Robin Jones.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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