Monday 27 February 2012

Flying Scotsman

In 1985 the Post Office issued a series of five stamps, "Famous Trains".  This is one of the PHQ (Postal Headquarters) cards published at the same time.  The other four famous trains were the Royal Scot, the Cheltenham Flyer, the Golden Arrow and the Cornish Riviera, though I confess I've not heard of them all.

The Flying Scotsman was retired in 1962 when diesel locomotives took over, and now lives in the National Railway Museum in York.


  1. What a nice design on this does appear to be flying fast!

  2. I like trains and this one is so unusual. A great choice for today. Thank you so much for the awesome cards I received today. I loved both of them a lot.


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