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Four Trains celebrate East Coast line’s “unique heritage”

Thousands lined the trackside near York at 0600 on April 23, to witness a ‘world first’ as four generations of East Coast Main Line traction ran parallel for around six miles.

Millions more watched the event online or on television, as the National Railway Museum’s A3 60103 Flying Scotsman, Virgin Trains East Coast 43238 National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015, VTEC Mk 4 Driving Van Trailer 82205 and Hitachi Rail Europe 800101 ran south from Tollerton to York station.

  • For much more on this event, read RAIL 826, published on May 10. 

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