Shrouded in steam The Flying Scotsman train leaves Kings Cross railway station in London, as it begins its journey to York, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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The train streamed through the English countryside on its inaugural journey to York billowing white smoke as passengers enjoyed a champagne breakfast in old-fashioned carriages with wooden compartments.Train enthusiasts lined the track in some areas and at one point near the town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire the locomotive was forced to come to a sudden stop because of dozens of people on the line.The Flying Scotsman was bound for York, a historic city some 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of London, where it will stay in the city's National Railway Museum until the beginning of March.Built in 1923, the locomotive was the first steam engine officially to hit 160 km/h (100 mph) and the first to link London to Edinburgh in a single journey.
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