Right I will own up from the outset. This is one of my favourite railway labels and features the artwork of John Austin FGRA.
More correctly known as the Cheltenham Spa Express, although Cheltenham Flyer was the more popular name for this express service from London. In June 1932, the train broke railway speed records with a time of 56 minutes 47 seconds at an average speed of 81.6 miles per hour (131.3 km/h). This made the run the fastest railway run in the world(at the time). The train was hauled by Castle class 5006 Tregenna Castle.
If you would like to see more of John Austin’s work, just follow this link, John Austin FGRA