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Steam in the Street: RAE Farnborough

The idea of steam engines running down ordinary streets seems almost inconceivable under the current strict heath and safety regime. However, until the late 1960s, steam engines did indeed run down the street in Farnborough.

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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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