Flying Scotsman: A Journey in Photographs eBook  A

Flying Scotsman: A Journey in Photographs Built at Doncaster works inthe Nigel Gresley designed then A class Pacificfirst entered service as NoThe new locomotive did not receive a name until it was sent for display at a Wembley exhibition in , and then the name Fying Scotsman was chosen The Legend was born Inthe London North Eastern Railway LNER express steam locomotive hauled the first non stop service from London to Edinburgh and inwent on to break through the mph barrier In addition to regularly hauling express trains for the LNER and later British Railways BR , the Gresley steam icon has also travelled to, and worked passenger trains in, North America and Australia Withdrawn by BR in Januaryas BR No , the locomotive was bought for preservation and soon became a regular sight on mainline specials and at preserved railways The locomotives history in preservation is an interesting if not chequered one, however stability is now assured as Flying Scotsman has rightly become a part of the national collection administered by the National Railway Museum NRM The excitement which surrounded the return to steam of Flying Scotsman in , and the ongoing celebrity status afforded to the famous Gresley designed engine, are perchance confirmation of the fact that it is The Worlds Most Famous Steam Locomotive The most famous phrase entered into locomotive preservation folklore when first broadcast by John Noakes, a BBC TV Blue Peter presenter A great many words have been written about the engineering specification and in service performance of Flying Scotsman Accordingly, this keepsake publication simply uses carefully selected images, dating from the BR steam era to the present day, to celebrate the Return of the Legend This publication includes a selection of QR Codes with links to items of film footage

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