The Flying Scottsman

Welcome to my page; today’s post will discuss the Flying Scotsman, a famous steam train that has defined and has become one of the most successful builts within train history. This train will almost be 100 years old in a few years, being a part of the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) railway. Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster, the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). It left the works on 24 February 1923 with number 1472. Sir Nigel Gresley designed it as part of the A1 class—the most powerful locomotives used by the LNER at that time. I have also updated this week’s video for the Flying Scotsman and the picture with the post and photo of the week. Would you please discuss what you learned or enjoyed about the Flying Scotsman? Even put fun historical facts about the train to discuss the many rebuilds it went through. The Flying Scotsman has gone through many rebuilds and is still a living train that flies across the line today. Next week, you will learn about the train’s cousin/ brother. The A4 Bittern class pacific, this train has defined a lot of the history by being one of the fastest steam trains in the world being the flying Scotsman record. We will also introduce our first museum, the national railway museum, which discusses the different trains and historical facts of railroad history. I will introduce the various trains in the museum, the other artifacts it holds, and fun facts in the museum. Stay tuned !!!

Welcome to Ride the Rails


My name is Dalon Williams, and I am a Media Art Major and Dance Minor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UWW). I will be posting weekly content about different trains, the history of railroads, how trains are built and made, and fun facts about them. For a more in-depth discussion, we will take a train ride through different trains, museums, games, how railroads are made and built, and much more. I hope you are excited to see the different types of information that will be exciting and fun to see. Please check out the first post the discuss the train Tornado.