Tales From the Terminals: King's Cross (Part 1, History & Film) via @wordpressdotcom

Tales From the Terminals: King's Cross (Part 1, History & Film) via @wordpressdotcom

Needless to say the engine’s boiler was ravenous; each journey between London and Edinburgh required an amazing 9 tonnes of coal to be continuously fed into the billowing furnace. The firemen who shovelled such colossal amounts were tough fellows indeed… you probably wouldn’t have wanted to challenge them to an arm wrestle!

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