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History's most spectacular and fastest trains

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One of the world's most popular trains, Flying Scotsman is set to return after nearly a decade of restoration. In 1934, it was the first steam locomotive to reach a speed of 100 miles an hour (160 kmph). The venerable engine, which toured both the U.S. and Australia after retiring in 1963, made a series of short test runs on Jan. 8, 2016, ahead of scheduled heritage trips on Jan. 9-Jan. 10, 2016, and Jan. 16-Jan. 17, 2016, on Britain's main lines.

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