1- 8 1L followed by 2L+3L cross, cast behind 1M, in front of 2M, behind 3M, cross and dance up to places
9-16 1M followed by 2M+3M repeat around Ladies
17-24 1s slip step down the middle and up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s slip step down and back. 213
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-8 1L followed by 2L3L cross, cast behind 1M, dance down in front of 2M, cast behind 3M, cross and dance up to places;
9-16 1M2M3M repeat bars 1-8 around Ls, all finishing in places;
17-20 1s take both hands and slip down the middle;
21-24 1s slip up to finish in 2nd place;
25-32 all take hands on the sides and slip down and back.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-8 Ls have only 8 bars in which to dance figures requiring 12 bars in aggregate; they must dance quickly.
9-16 Mn must be equally quick.
17-20 1s take large steps.
21-22 On the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th repeats, 2s step up, normally; on the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 2s3s take hands on the sides and step up so that 1s can finish in 3rd place on bar 24.
25-32 As an alternative, all take both hands with partners and slip down the middle and back.
Especially in the days before road and air transport became commonplace, this high-speed link between the capitals of England and Scotland has always needed an extremely long and heavy train in order to accommodate the passenger numbers and so the Flying Scotsman has required very powerful locomotives. Many different types, initially coal-fired steam-driven, then diesel-electric and now overhead-wire electric locomotives have been used to haul the Flying Scotsman. Some of the steam-driven locomotives were designed specifically for the route and so the name is often casually used just for some of these locomotives, rather than for the whole train.