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My vector drawing (no auto trace) of the classic steam locomotive – Flying Scotsman 1923.
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When I was young I lived in a village near Doncaster, in Yorkshire, that was a train spotters dream and during the steam era, every young boy was a train spotter and dreamed of being a train driver.
The village played host to two of the largest rail companies in the country ie LNER – London and North Eastern Region and LMS – London, Midland, Southern. Together with a cross country line the crossing lines made a triangle that allowed the trains on all 3 lines to be watched.
This was the time of the great steam engines eg Mallard and Flying Scotsman and all rail companies were trying to achieve the fastest speed from their trains and these trains thundering through the village at colossal speeds were a highlight not to be missed.
The following information is derived from wikipedia:
The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 Flying Scotsman (originally No. 1472) was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.N. Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express trains on the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the 10am London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman service after which it was named. In its career 4472 Flying Scotsman has covered more than 2,000,000 miles (3,200,000 km) and is still used today to thrill tourists and give them a glimpse of the past.