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Locomotive Pool Codes

Locomotives on Britain’s railways are grouped into operational pools. These pools can trace their roots back to British Rail in the 1980s.

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British Rail Flying Saucer

British Rail, the former British nationalised railway company, once patented a design for a nuclear flying saucer. The 1970s patent design wasn’t for a run of the mill flying saucer, but for an Interplanetary nuclear powered flying saucer.

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Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman is perhaps the most famous locomotive in the world. It set a number of records during its long career and became the first steam engine to reach 100mph. Flying Scotsman served with the LNER and British Railways until withdrawal in 1963. It was preserved and subsequently travelled around the globe.

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