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Half a mile south of Biggleswade station she whispers into sight.
Ten seconds and 300 yards later I can hear once again the growing roar of the Flying Scotsman at speed, a cacophony of exhaust blasts, piston rods, valve gear and six massive steel driving wheels on the metal track. Ten miles north at St Neots trespassers with cameras were spotted walking on the tracks and the train came to a halt for 10 minutes.
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He later told The Telegraph: "I wanted to see it as I knew I wouldn't get many chances to see it other than in the museum." Built in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in 1923, the Flying Scotsman soon became the star locomotive of the British railway system, pulling the first train to break the 100mph barrier in 1934.