"I've had people in the shop – both young and old – asking about it all week and buying souvenirs.
"It's brilliant for the town, it will bring in so many visitors from all over the country who will all use the shops and the pubs." The engine is in Didcot for the first time since it underwent a multi-million pound restoration overseen by the National Railway Museum in York.
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Women ranked Scottish men a heart-warming nine for their romantic efforts, and an eight for their sense of humour and their generosity.
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She said: "It's such a well known locomotive that we're hoping it will help us attract a new audience."If we are to continue we need younger people getting involved now."If anything can inspire then, it's the Flying Scotsman.The soot-covered Yorkshireman said: "Most of the time it's a real privilege to drive this thing. "It's hot and dirty in the cabin but that's all part of the job. If one part doesn't work, it won't go so we've got to work together. "We used eight and a half tonnes of coal going from Carlisle to York and back and we'll be using a lot again this weekend."She was built in 1923 when we built things that last forever.