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September 21 2019
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The 4472 Flying Scotsman departs Kings Cross in 1967.

For 35 years starting in 1928, the 4472 Flying Scotsman hauled passengers between London and Edinburgh. The daily express train worked eight-hour shifts nonstop, became the first locomotive to officially break 100 m.p.h., and even ferried soldiers and supplies during W.W. II. Through its vigor and ferocity, this eight-wheeled workhorse earned the nickname “the Most Famous Train in the World.” This month, Dreweatts, of the U.K., will auction a gauge-1 model of the Flying Scotsman. It’s only 28 inches long, but details like the fluted motion, fitted steps, handrails, and vacuum hoses make this a worthy replica. (dreweatts.com) —Eshaan Jain

This gauge-1 model of the train goes to auction on September 24, with an estimate of $1,200 to $1,800.
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