'The World's Most Famous Steam Locomotive - Flying Scotsman'
compiled by David Clifford
Softback. 235 x 170mm (approximately)
Full colour cover pictures.
Text: 96 pages with 120 historic black-and-white photographs
and extensive captions illustrating all the major events.
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This book is a true story of national and international interest
that tells the story of 'The World's Most Famous Steam Locomotive
- Flying Scotsman' and illustrates in photographs - many previously
unpublished - the legend that is Flying Scotsman.
With introductions by the locomotive's two previous owners in
preservation - Alan Pegler who saved the locomotive from the
scrapyard in 1963 to be used to haul excursion trains the length
and breadth of Britain and took Flying Scotsman on the
famous tour of North America, and the Hon. Sir William McAlpine
Bt. who rescued the locomotive from the USA to continue hauling
excursion trains in the UK and took it on the amazing 28,000
mile tour across Australia - the book traces the history of Flying
Scotsman from its debut in 1923 up to its purchase in 1996
by Dr Tony Marchington.
The book catalogues in photographs and words - and with an easy
reference at-a-glance chronology - all the major events in Flying
Scotsman's long and historic life, including being displayed
at the British Empire Exhibitions of 1924/25, the inaugural non-stop
London to Edinburgh service in 1928, the first authenticated
100mph by a steam locomotive in 1934, the tours of North America
from 1969 to 1971 and of Australia in 1988/89 and the
many years of service in preservation in the UK.
With the locomotive making a triumphant return to the main line
and preserved railways in Britain during 1999, this book takes
the lid off the life and times of this historic locomotive.
Click here to see some of the pictures
from this book.