Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Famous Locomotive

Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Famous Locomotive


The brilliant biography of the main well-known steam locomotive within the world.

contemplate the Golden Age of Steam and one teach leaps to brain notably others: the Flying Scotsman, Nigel Gresley's based masterpiece of a locomotive. She broke the area pace list in 1934 and has enthralled thousands along with her good looks and tool. Uniquely, her post-war occupation has been much more various and fascinating than her early triumphs.

Now Andrew Roden tells the Scotsman's awesome tale, from her development and the respect days among the wars during the decline of steam and her rollercoaster fortunes within the next years: approximately deserted on a journey of the U.S. after the money ran out, crossing the Australian inside, then put it on the market over again while the corporate that owned her went bankrupt in 2003. a big public crusade stored her for the kingdom and the Flying Scotsman's recovery all started in 2005 on the nationwide Railway Museum.

through a variety of interviews with these concerned with the Scotsman through the years, Roden brings her tale memorably to existence. principally, he asks: why do grown males possibility their existence discount rates to possess her? Why do millions of individuals nonetheless line the trackside while she's because of race earlier? And simply what's the everlasting charm of the Flying Scotsman?

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