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It was the first claimed to have reached exactly 100 mph with a dynamometer car behind (but, as Bryan Benn also notes, this  has been exposed in 2003 as a rather crude doctoring, real maximum was around 98 mph).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 10th, 2005 at 04:31:00 PM EST
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Thanks, DoDo.  I wasn't sure.  I may have even travelled on it.  I've gone by train from London's King's Cross station to Edinburgh's Waverly station four times -- in 69, 78, 84, and 2001.  I remember during the first trip my grandpa telling me all sorts of fabulous tales about the Flying Scotsman, so it stuck in my head.  I'm glad it fit the category and I didn't make an ass out of myself (a quite frequent occurance). :-)

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 10th, 2005 at 05:06:33 PM EST
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Funnily, despite all the evidence for the Milwaukee Road having the first steamer to 100 and the fastest steamer, none of those Milwaukee steamers are preserved.  On the other hand Flying Scotsman called at Milwaukee in the summer of 1970 and Eisenhower is now preserved in a heated building in Green Bay.  (It guards the first two Super Bowl trophies!)

Stephen Karlson ATTITUDE is a nine letter word. BOATSPEED.
by SHKarlson (shkarlson at frontier dot com) on Sat Oct 22nd, 2005 at 09:51:23 PM EST
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