The Most Famous Steam Locomotive?

1993 - Paignton - 60103 Flying Scotsman

Until the end of March 2013, we were accepting nominations for locomotives considered to be the most famous!  This competition was started in UK Heritage Hub’s e-magazine (Click here to download and read it).  A poll is now live for all nominated entries – click here to vote!

1995 - Wansford - 1 Thomas the tank engineVisit the poll – click here

Ashford Open Day 1992 - NRM Replica of the RocketVisit the poll – click here

Allen the A1 - British Railway Stories - Alan the A1 - Locoyard Movember 2012 - Before

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34 thoughts on “The Most Famous Steam Locomotive?

  1. Mallard, city of truo , puffing billy ,big boy locomotive ,deltic, king george v , tangmere ,

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  2. Nice to see 60114 W.P Allen being thrown up, it was named after my great grandfather, though the old girl is far from famous she seems to be doing quite well, So thank you to all for voting for her, and if you would be so kind to perhaps even tell me why you chose her here or email me at mick_thompson7_666@hotmail.com
    so my choices i guess (so tempting to put 60114 to see her win)
    4472/60103 Flying Scotsman
    60163 Tornado
    and NSW 3801

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    • Hi,

      Thanks for the comment. As well as being a real locomotive, WP Allen is also used as the main character in the British Railway series by Simon Martin and has a very strong following! This is largely responsible for the number if nominations.

      For the time being, we are at nomination stage to put together a short-list for a poll that will go live in April. WP Allen will definitely be in that list!

      With this in mind, feel free to nominate up to 3 locomotives of your choice!

      Best wishes,

      Dave
      Locoyard

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  3. Allen from the British Railway Series, Flying Scottsman and Jimmy the Jinty (see youtube)

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  4. Flying Scotsman; Mallard; Duchess of Hamilton (I asked my wife to make sure there was no bias!) Mind you, I’d have thought there’d be a few for Rocket too

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  5. W.P. Allen. Big Boy, and the steam engine from “the little engine that could”. ( i wanted to change it up from tomas the tank engine cuz i felt like it was the right thing to do)

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  6. CPR Class G3b 2317 (Triang Hiawatha 2335)
    W & A.R.R. No 3 “The General”
    NSWGR 3801

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  7. In North America, it is Southern Pacific #4449 (The Daylight), Norfolk and Western Class J #611, and Union Pacific 844

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    • Hi Wayne,

      Thanks for your nominations. Please spread the word about this so that we get enough nominations for these locomotives as they then will make it through to the final vote. Each only needs one more nomination!

      Best wishes,

      Dave
      Locoyard

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