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Flying Scotsman

There are two associations of the term Flying Scotsman in the British railway system:

1. The 10 a.m. departure from London's Kings Cross station to Edinburgh has traditionally been known by this name since June 1862.

2. A3 Pacific locomotive number 4472 (originally no. 1472) of the London and North Eastern Railway company, built in 1923 to a design of Sir Nigel Gresley. It ended service with British Rail in 1963, and was sold to preservation, initially to Alan Pegler who saved the locomotive from being scrapped. It is frequently referred to as the most famous steam locomotive in the world.