Amazing pictures of the Flying Scotsman

The world’s most famous steam train came to London

Among the rabble of commuters at Kings Cross this morning, there was something a little more unusual.

The station was visited by what is arguably the world’s most famous steam train - the Flying Scotsman.

The refurbished steam locomotive was bought by the National Railway Museum in York for £2.3m in 2004. The restoration project, in which the machine had to be almost completely rebuilt, started in 2006.

Here are some pictures of the train leaving the station this morning:

 

And here’s the oldest picture we have of the Flying Scotsman, from 1927.

Flying Scotsman

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