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Time travel in the UK
The UK's Flying Scotsman is back on track
The UK’s famous Flying Scotsman has returned to the tracks after a 10-year restoration that cost £4.2 million (or $8.6 million). Built in 1923, the steam locomotive hauled trains from London to Edinburgh and, in 1934, was the first engine to officially reach 100 miles per hour. It retired from regular service in 1963 after covering more than three million kilometres. The National Railway Museum bought the green-and-black locomotive in 2004 and refit work began in 2006. Its inaugural run from London to York is scheduled for the end of February — exact date TBD. Afterwards, it’ll do trips on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in March — currently sold out — and then more trips across the UK throughout 2016. For tours and dates: flyingscotsman.org.uk.
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