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4472 - Flying Scotsman -

First transmitted in 1968, this programme follows the attempt made to drive the 'Flying Scotsman' from London's King's Cross to Edinburgh's Waverley station without stopping.

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.

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 10:10AM Sat, 4 Jan 1975
  • Available until 12:00AM Fri, 1 Jan 2038
  • First broadcast BBC Two, 9:40PM Sun, 11 Aug 1968
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  • Duration 40 minutes

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