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Bill McAlpine Purchases The Flying Scotsman

Duration: 00:57

Whilst in America, The Flying Scotsman encountered a host of financial difficulties. When Bill McAlpine purchased it he was able to save it from retirement just in the nick of time.

Available since: Tue 15 Jan 2013


Miles Kington
Neil Cameron
George Hinchcliffe
John Huntley
Arthur Dewar
Reg Lawrence
Frank Mayes
Graphic Designer
Dick Laing

This clip is from

Steam Days A Tale of Two Scotsmen

6/6 Miles Kington tries to find out why the name 'Flying Scotsman' is so revered. (1986)

First broadcast: 12 Aug 1986

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