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World's Fastest Steam Railway Mortons Media Group Ltd
The bookazine tells the story of the East Coast Main Line, the great British trunk route which links London king’s Cross to Leeds and Edinburgh, and which produced the fastest steam locomotives in the world. It includes the exploits of Flying Scotsman, the world’s most famous steam locomotive, and Mallard, which set an all-time steam locomotive record of 126mph on Stoke Bank in Lincolnshire.
The story starts before the dawn of railways, when stagecoaches took four days to link the two capitals, running along the Great North Road what is now the old A1, and where travellers had to run the risk of being robbed by highwaymen like Dick Turpin. It looks at the coming together of the East Coast rail route section by section, the first being built from Edinburgh into England, and requiring the demolition of one of Britain’s great historic fortresses in the process.