Flying Scotsman brought back happy memories

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Last week I was lucky enough to get up to London to see the Flying Scotsman.

I was lucky enough to go to the USA in 1969 with the train on a trade show with Alan Pegler, the then owner.

Unfortunately, the train was two hours late so I was stuck at Victoria station for a couple of hours before she came chugging round the corner - it brought back happy memories.

My stay at the station was particularly interesting. All the many staff I came across were smiley and polite but not very well-informed.

The security, except for a message on a loop about not leaving anything unattended, was noticeable in its absence. I went on and off platforms with ease, which to be honest I found a little disconcerting.

There is an article regarding the USA tour on the steamlibrary website and in the book Adventures with my Passport on Amazon.

Julie Camden-field

Marina Court

Bexhill

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