The London and North Eastern Railway came into being as the second largest of the "Big Four" on 1st January 1923, and existed until nationalisation on 1st January 1948. Follow this link for more information.


The Flying Scotsman.

Some confusion exists about this train, so, whilst not wishing to preach to the converted, may we try to clear this up. The Flying Scotsman was - and still is - an express passenger train service that operates between Edinburgh and London, via the East Coast Main Line. The service began in 1862; the name was officially adopted in 1924. It is currently  (2018)  operated by London North Eastern Railway. LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at the Doncaster Works. It was used on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named. It is currently in the National Railway Museum. Thus our postcards of the Flying Scotsman train do not necessarily depict this engine !

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