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Black and white photograph of the Flying Scotsman steam train emerging from a tunnel. Anti diesel train graffiti is visible on the brickwork

Flying Scotsman emerges from Welwyn North Tunnel in 1959. The tunnel is daubed in graffiti protesting against the introduction of the new Deltic diesel locomotives which were about to supplant Flying Scotsman and her ilk.