Flying Scotsman: The Most Famous Steam Locomotive in the World

Author(s): James S. Baldwin


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'.


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James S. Baldwin is a historian and industrial archaeologist who is considered to be the expert on all things "Flying Scotsman."

General Fields

  • : 9780752494470
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : 0.535
  • : September 2013
  • : 226mm X 248mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James S. Baldwin
  • : Paperback
  • : 385.361
  • : 120
  • : 100 black & white illustrations, 100 colour illustrations