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'The World's Most Famous Steam Locomotive - Flying Scotsman'
compiled by David Clifford
ISBN 1-900467-02-X
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story of 'The World's Most Famous Steam Locomotive - Flying Scotsman' and illustrates in photographs - many previously unpublished - the legend that is Flying Scotsman.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.

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