Preserved A3 class locomotive, No. 4472 - FLYING SCOTSMAN at Whetstone.
On 15 June, 1963, a rail tour was run over the London Extension, hauled by the world famous locomotive, No. 4472 - FLYING SCOTSMAN. The former LNER locomotive was purchased from British Railways by Alan Peglar, who proceeded to have his prize repainted into its old LNER livery. In this form, 4472 travelled the country on rail tours, drawing crowds wherever it went and thus enforcing its fame. In this photograph, the A3 class locomotive powers its train through Whetstone. See on Route Map