From the day that Flying Scotsman rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1923 she was destined for stardom. Christened after the flagship London to Edinburgh express service she was built to haul she accumulated record after record and became an icon of British engineering and ingenuity. In telling the complete story of Sir Nigel Gresley’s masterpiece we have edited together ten exquisite films compiled a beautifully illustrated book and scoured the archives at the National Railway Museum to reproduce unique memorabilia from Flying Scotsman’s action-packed life. The Flying Scotsman 1929 – Romantic thriller starring Ray Milland with incredible action sequences of 4472. Preserving The Legend – Alan Peglar’s official films from 1963 and 1964. Tender Memories – A series of thrilling excursions in 1968. On Tour: North America – Flying Scotsman’s 1968-1972 American adventures. Coming Home – Sir William McAlpine’s mission to bring 4472 back to Britain. On Tour: Australia – Flying Scotsman’s unforgettable tour of Australia from 1988-1989. Australia: Mobil Film – Dramatic action of 4472 in Australia. The Inaugural Scotsman – A detailed record of 4472’s journey from King’s Cross to York in 1999. On Tour: Edinburgh to York – Incredible footplate scenes from 2000. The People’s Engine – Flying Scotsman’s restoration at the NRM including her triumphant return to steam in 2011. 148 page Hardback BookPacked with beautiful and rare photographs James S. Baldwin tells the full story of Flying Scotsman’s remarkable life documenting in stunning detail the highs and lows of her numerous adventures. Memorabilia PackA collection of authentic memorabilia created from original items. These include a 1926 King’s Cross to York ticket (Fare 23s 6d) twelve 1930s destination luggage labels ‘Your Journey Times’ leaflet from 1932 a 1950 music sheet of The Flying Scotsman Piano Solo 1962 luncheon menu card & wine list 1963 Save Our Scotsman poster engine history cards postcards and a set of five engineer’s technical drawings.
11 November 2013