SK3635 : 'Flying Scotsman' back from America, 1973

taken 45 years ago, near to Derby, Great Britain

'Flying Scotsman' back from America, 1973
'Flying Scotsman' back from America, 1973
The famous locomotive had been in the USA for several years, but in February 1973 returned and was restored at Derby Locomotive Works. It had just arrived from the north, under its own steam, watched by appreciative crowds in the Works, on the station platform (from which this small Instamatic snap was taken) and on Siddals Road. In the USA the engine had run with a second tender, to carry more water. I hope the historical interest makes up for the poor quality of the photograph.

I have only just rediscovered and scanned this print, and add it to two others taken that day:
SK3635 : 'Flying Scotsman' approaching Derby, 1973
SK3635 : 'Flying Scotsman' returns from America, 1973
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Date Taken
February 1973   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
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Locomotive (from Tags)
Flying Scotsman 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3625 3568 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.0394N 1:27.7400W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3622 3565
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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