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By Robin Jones

because the mid-nineteenth century the East Coast major Line has been one of many significant routes from London to northern England and to Scotland. It has noticeable a number of the maximum achievements within the railways, such a lot significantly the 'Flying Scotsman' changing into, in 1934, the 1st locomotive on the earth to exceed 100mph and the 'Mallard' in 1938 claiming the as-yet-unbroken international pace list for steam locomotives of 126mph. The East Coast major Line not just made background by means of facilitating an ever-faster hyperlink among capital towns, it additionally supplied a global level for Britain's engineering marvels, inspiring many generations of schoolboys and adults alike. That was once to proceed after the tip of the steam period on British Railways, with diesel after which electrical traction environment a sequence of latest documents over the path. This new booklet appears at how the London-Edinburgh line grew to become the world's quickest steam railway and the way its proud and particular historical past is preferred and celebrated this present day greater than ever ahead of. beautifully illustrated with over three hundred color and black & white photographs.

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