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#1 Posted : 11 January 2019 08:23:29
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Flying Scotsman is today making a memorial trip to honour the man credited with rescuing the locomotive from the USA.

Scotsman will be heading from London Kings Cross to York and is hauling ‘The Scotsman Salute’ in its first run of the new year. Scotsman and newly repainted Class will head to the National Railway Museum where the Class 90 will be named in honour of Sir William McAlpine.

Sir William saved Flying Scotsman when it was being stored at an army base in California after then owner Alan Pegler lost his personal fortune by touring it in the US. Amid fears the locomotive would never return to the UK, Sir William negotiated a rescue deal and it was brought back across the Atlantic. He then paid for it to be restored and resume main line operations.

Departing London Kings Cross today at 08:23, the Fyling Scotsman will head via Finsbury Park (08:33), Alexandra Palace (08:43), Potters Bar (08:59), Welwyn Garden City (09:09), Knebworth (09:16), Stevenage (09:20), Sandy (09:38), Peterborough (10:35), Grantham (11:16), Newark North Gate (11:29), Doncaster (12:32), and finally York at 13:13.

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