Royal Scot steams through Cornwall

By Cornish Times in Transport

The steam locomotive Royal Scot passes over the Moorswater Viaduct at Liskeard in this photograph taken by Malcolm Mort.

The engine, which was pulling carriages on a day excursion to Cornwall from Bristol, was built in 1930 at Derby, says Malcolm.

‘This locomotive was chosen to tour the United States and Canada in 1933, and was displayed at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago,’ he said.

‘On returning to Britain it worked until October 1962. After withdrawal, it became a static display at Butlins, Skegness, and at a museum in Norfolk. The engine was sold to the Royal Scot Locomotive Trust in 2009 and after an extensive overhaul it returned to mainline service in 2016.’

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