Flying Scotsman : The Most Famous Steam Locomotive in the World

Flying Scotsman : The Most Famous Steam Locomotive in the World

Book Title: Flying Scotsman : The Most Famous Steam Locomotive in the World

Author: Philip Atkins

Format: Paperback | 120 pages

Publication Date: 01 Apr 2014

ISBN-13: 9780752494470

The name Flying Scotsman is renowned across the world, but the detailed story of the globally famous locomotive is often less well known. In this illustrated history, James S. Baldwin takes the reader on a railway journey through time, documenting the years of public and private ownership, from the Great Northern Railway in the early days, right through LNER and British Railways possession, to the tenure of Alan Pegler, Sir William McAlpine, Pete Waterman and beyond. With the engine having been acquired by the National Railway Museum in 2004, the future looks secure.

Complete with stunning black-and-white and colour illustrations, this is the perfect package to allow Flying Scotsman enthusiasts, young and old, to get a real taste of the rich history of the `most famous steam locomotive in the world'.