Flying Scotsman returns in rail bid to rival air travel [Herald]

Date: 14/02/2011

RAIL passengers will be able to travel from Edinburgh to London in four hours on a revived Flying Scotsman service from May, train operator East Coast has confirmed.

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Old BR poster - The Flying Scotsman 1862-1962.
Location: Poster
Company: British Rail
// John Furnevel
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Company: North British Railway
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