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Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the Worlds Most Famous Locomotive
Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the Worlds Most Famous Locomotive by Andrew Roden 1845133706 9781845133702
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Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the Worlds Most Famous Locomotive by Andrew Roden

Her spirit lives on - and Roden has brought it back, wreathed in clouds of nostalgic steam The Times Andy Rodens book on Flying Scotsman has been a big sales success - a combination of a subject that is an icon of British engineering, a superbly readable narrative, and a stunning period-style cover. It is now released in paperback. The other great selling point for this book is the true story of this engine. It is a remarkable tale in its own right: saved from scrap in the sixties, breaking the London-Scotland steam speed record, trans-navigating the USA and nearly marooned there when its owner went bust, travelling to Alice Springs in the heart of Australia, and then rescued for the nation in the nick of time. When the locomotive itself finally emerges from its restoration at the National Railway Museum in 2009 or 2010 there will be a huge wave of publicity from which the book can only benefit. In the meantime the sales of the paperback of Aurums previous steam engine title, Mallard - 5000 in 6 months, and counting - are indicative of the likely performance for Flying Scotsman. Andrew Roden is a Contributing Editor to International Rail Journal and also the author of The Duchesses (Aurum 978 1 84513 369 6). He led the successful campaign to save the Cornish sleeper train in 2005. He lives in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Author: Andrew Roden

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Aurum Press

Publication Date: 2015-09-15

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ISBN: 1845133706


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