4472 - Flying Scotsman

60 minutes

On 1 May 1928, LNER locomotive 4472 'Flying Scotsman' made the inaugural run of a non-stop service from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. Now, exactly forty years later on 1 May 1968, Alan Pegler, owner of the locomotive Flying Scotsman since British Railways sold her in 1963, attempts to recreate the run. Various passengers, including Rev W Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, talk about their memories of the locomotive.

60 minutes

On 1 May 1928, LNER locomotive 4472 'Flying Scotsman' made the inaugural run of a non-stop service from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. Now, exactly forty years later on 1 May 1968, Alan Pegler, owner of the locomotive Flying Scotsman since British Railways sold her in 1963, attempts to recreate the run. Various passengers, including Rev W Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, talk about their memories of the locomotive.

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s1e1 4472 - Flying Scotsman
August 11, 1968
First transmitted in 1968, this programme follows the attempt made to drive the 'Flying Scotsman' directly from London's King's Cross to Edinburgh's Waverley station without stopping, just as it was done 40 years ago. There is some spectacular aerial photography of the train en route and we meet the engine's owner, Alan Pegler, and some travellers and well wishers along the way. One of the passengers, a rather famous vicar and train enthusiast, explains how he first came to write stories about engines for his sick little boy, who insisted they were all given names.
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Watch 4472 - Flying Scotsman Season 1 Episode 1 - 4472 - Flying Scotsman
s1e1 4472 - Flying Scotsman
August 11, 1968
August 11, 1968
4472 - Flying Scotsman
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