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The Flying Scotsman

The London and North Eastern Railways Flying Scotsman express, hauled by the 4-6-2 Pacific Papyrus locomotive

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Express Hauled Locomotive Pacific Scotsman Trains 1901 1935


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"This evocative photograph captures the iconic Flying Scotsman express train in motion, as it roars through the British countryside in the 1930s. The locomotive at the helm is the LNER (London and North Eastern Railways) Pacific Papyrus, a 4-6-2 design that epitomized the power and elegance of steam-era rail travel. Built in 1935, the Flying Scotsman was named for its record-breaking run between Edinburgh and London, covering the 392 miles in just under nine hours. The train's reputation as a symbol of speed and luxury was well-deserved, and it quickly became a must-see attraction for railway enthusiasts and travelers alike. In this image, the Papyrus locomotive, with its distinctive curved boiler and gleaming brass fittings, is shown in its element, billowing plumes of steam into the air as it propels the gleaming carriages forward. The train cuts through the landscape, leaving a trail of steam and smoke in its wake, as the sun casts long shadows over the rolling hills and verdant fields. This photograph is a fascinating glimpse into the past, offering a glimpse of a bygone era when rail travel was the height of luxury and adventure. The Flying Scotsman and its Pacific Papyrus locomotive are a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of the railway engineers and designers of the time, and continue to captivate and inspire us today." Circa 1901, this photograph is a historical record of an important moment in the history of transport in Britain, and a reminder of the romance and excitement of steam-powered rail travel. The LNER Flying Scotsman and its Pacific Papyrus locomotive remain iconic symbols of this era, and continue to be celebrated and admired by rail enthusiasts and historians around the world.

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