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Did Mayflower set new mileage record in ‘first trip’ to Scotland?

DESPITE some prior anxiety about the engine’s reliability following problems after its much-delayed return to traffic, B1 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower came good in Scotland, much to the relief of the Steam Dreams team.

The occasion was the nine-day ‘Highlands & Islands Explorer’holiday tour from May 9-17, of which had worked nearly 1800 miles.

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