Blue Peter - John Noakes on the Flying Scotsman
In response to viewers' letters about the scrapping of steam trains across the UK, Christopher Trace introduces a report from John Noakes aboard the Flying Scotsman locomotive as it takes a commemorative run from London's Victoria station to Brighton. Noakes begins the journey on the footplate, but soon gets involved with helping the fireman to keep the boiler stoked with coal. The Flying Scotsman has been on a number of commemorative journeys since this one was filmed. It has even been shipped abroad on various occasions, including a trip to Australia in 1988.