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History was Made!

At 17:30 yesterday afternoon history was made in the East Sussex countryside, as part of the Bluebell Railway's 'Flying Scotsman Flying South Gala', when Flying Scotsman and the RH&DR's Typhoon were reunited for the first time in 90years.

At 17:30 yesterday afternoon history was made in the East Sussex countryside, as part of the Bluebell Railway's 'Flying Scotsman Flying South Gala', when Flying Scotsman and the RH&DR's Typhoon were reunited for the first time in 90years.

Over 100 people joined to watch the events unfold, as RH&DR Chairman Sir William McAlpine opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate this truly historic occasion.

Flying Scotsman and Typhoon are based at the Bluebell Railway (Sheffield Park station, East Sussex) over Easter and will met again at long last on Thursday 13th April at 17:30. The "Giant and the Dwarf" - as the 1927 press and newsreels said - are back, side by side for families, enthusiasts and the world to compare. As part of the Bluebell Railway's Flying Scotsman 7 day Gala Event both locomotives will be available for the public to see individually at Sheffield Park station over the Easter bank holidays.

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