SK0294 : 4472 Flying Scotsman at Dinting Rail Centre

taken 43 years ago, near to Gamesley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

4472 Flying Scotsman at Dinting Rail Centre
4472 Flying Scotsman at Dinting Rail Centre
The Dinting Railway Museum was based on land to the west of Dinting Lane, at the Former Railway yard to Dinting Station. At its peak the museum featured visits by such famous railway engines as Flying Scotsman, Mallard, and A2 "Blue Peter". Closed in 1991, the society and its collection are now based at Ingrow West railway station near Keighley, West Yorkshire and the land has been sold.

One of the World’s most famous steam locomotives, LNER Class A3 Pacific steam 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 HN 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 train service after which it was named. On 30 November 1934, Flying Scotsman was the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 mph LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

Retired from regular service in 1963 is preserved and now housed at the National Railway Museum (NRM) at York. Flying Scotsman has been described as the world's most famous steam locomotive (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).

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October 1979   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 1 April, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
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WGS84: 53:26.8788N 1:58.0012W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 023 945
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