Cast Iron Railway Signs - Flying Scotsman Railway Sign
The Flying Scotsman Railway Sign
The Flying Scotsman is a famous train that connects the capital cities of England and Scotland, London and Edinburgh. The name first appeared in trains in 1924, and the service is still in use today, operated by the London North Eastern Railway company.
At Cast Iron Wholesale, not only do we stock signs that commemorate some of the most famous names of railway days gone by, we're also interested in the stories that go with them. One such story concerns the trainline that the Flying Scotsman uses, namely the East Coast Main Line.
In essence, there are two railway lines that connect Edinburgh and London, the East Coast Main Line and the West Coast Main Line. In 1888, fierce competition broke out between train operators on the two lines as to which service was quickest. Although the existence of the speed competition was never formally acknowledged, it was reported in the press and bookmakes even started taking bets on which service could be quickest.
The competition eventually died down, with operators concentrating on competing on factors other than raw speed. But nevertheless, it was an interesting time to be observing the railways in Great Britain!
At Cast Iron Wholesale, we stock a range of railway signs, many of which are replicas of the exact signs that would have been displayed on trains, platforms and in stations over the last 100 hundred years or more. In addition to the Flying Scotsman pictured above, we have railwayana signs that commemorate the Cornishman, British Railways, Great Western and many others. To find out more information, you can take a look at the cast iron railway signs section on our website.
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Cast Iron Wholesale
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