2004 The Flying Scotsman

LNER locomotive No 4472 Flying Scotsman was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at Doncaster Works in 1923. It was the first steam locomotive to officially break the 100mph barrier in 1934 and was sold into private ownership by British Rail in 1963. The NHMF awarded a grant of £1.8million to the National Railway Museum, York enabling it to acquire this historic rail icon and so keep it in Britain.