Flying Scotsman Keyring

£3.81

Flying Scotsman Keyring

Price: £3.81

The model is made from lead-free pewter and is attached to a quality key chain. It comes in a handy little hessian bag for storage.

 

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Designed and made in the UK, this pewter keyring features a lovely model of the world famous Flying Scotsman. LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.

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The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.

Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2.08 million miles, Flying Scotsman was preserved and held by a number of private owners and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). It now carries out regular tours around the country after a massive £4.5 million restoration. Thankfully the keyring is significantly cheaper.

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