Flying Scotsman: A Journey in Photographs

  • Stock No
  • 10443
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9780862813949
  • 1 Author
  • Keith Langston & Fred Kerr
  • 2 Publisher
  • Pen & Sword
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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A collection of old and new images that covers the chequered history of the locomotive, right through to preservation and its return to steam. Built at Doncaster works in 1923, it first entered service as No 1472. The new locomotive did not receive a name until it was sent for display at a Wembley exhibition in 1924. The Legend was born. In 1928 the London North Eastern Railway express steam locomotive hauled the first non-stop service from London to Edinburgh and in 1934 went on to break through the 100mph barrier. In addition to regularly hauling express trains for the LNER and later British Railways, the Gresley steam icon has also travelled to, and worked passenger trains in, North America and Australia. Withdrawn by BR in January 1963 as BR No 60103, the locomotive was bought for preservation and soon became a regular sight on mainline specials and at preserved railways.

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