Alan Pegler - № 4472 Flying Scotsman - The Story Of This Famous Locomotive download flac
Flying Scotsman was something of a flagship locomotive for the LNER. It represented the company at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 and 1925. On 22 August 1928, there appeared an improved version of this Pacific type classified A3; older A1 locomotives were later rebuilt to conform.
In January 1963 Alan Pegler bought Flying Scotsman. As part of the deal, Pegler negotiated a complete overhaul of the locomotive. Following the successful tour of Australia, Flying Scotsman ran special trains around Britain including regular runs over the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and trips hauling the prestigious Orient Express Pullman train.
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Narrator – Alan Pegler. Recorded By – Allan Haynes, Derek Ollerenshaw, Gordon Pitt, John Morgan (24). Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.Marketplace 0 8 For Sale from €. 9.
Narration by Alan Pegler. Side 1 features "Trackside Sounds" and Side 2 "Footplate Sounds. Recordings made by Gordon Pitt, John Morgan, Derek Ollerenshaw and Allan Haynes. The front cover is illustrated with Terence Cuneo's "Flying Scotsman on the Forth Bridge," and the back gives a history of the locomotive. Produced by Stanley Schofield Productions Ltd. On display. National Railway Museum: Great Hall. If you are visiting to see this object, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.
The famous engine was destined for the scrapyard - until Alan Pegler turned it into a national treasure. Alan Pegler was four when he was taken by his parents to the British Empire Exhibition of 1924. As he walked through pavilions full of exhibits, one left the young boy dazzled: LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman. I was lifted into its cab," he said in an interview with the Railway Magazine. I remember being impressed at how clean it was, compared with the grimier engines we saw at home, and how marvellous its apple-green paint was. "I was spellbound and couldn't stop thinking about it all the way home. Image caption In 1963, the.
In 1924, number 4472 Flying Scotsman, renumbered and named for the occasion, was displayed at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley along with the first member of the Great Western Railway (GWR) Castle Class, number 4073 Caerphilly Castle. The modifications also gave the A1 locomotives greater speed potential, and the proof of this came in 1933 when a high-speed 3-car diesel railcar service had been mooted.
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Number: 60103 (BR Number), 4472 (LNER Number and current). Current Owner: National Railway Museum (formerly Alan Pegler). Top Speed: 100 mph. Configuration: 4-6-2. Scott is based on the real No. 4472 Flying Scotsman, a LNER Gresley A3 Pacific. This locomotive is one of the most famous in the world as a result of her record-breaking run in 1923 where she became the first to have officially gone 100mph (though GWR 3700 Class City of Truro is sometimes thought to have broken the record in 1904). From 1923 to 1939, Scott was painted in LNER apple green livery, and was then painted into wartime black until the end of the war.
4472 Flying Scotsman in 1928, with corridor tender. The following year the locomotive appeared in the film The Flying Scotsman. When Flying Scotsman was due to be scrapped, Pegler stepped in and bought it outright, with the political support of Prime Minister. In October 1988 Flying Scotsman arrived in Australia to take part in the country's bicentenary celebrations as a central attraction in the Aus Steam '88 festival.
The British Empire Exhibition in 1924 made Flying Scotsman famous. In 1934, Scotsman was clocked at 100mph - officially the first locomotive to have reached that speed. But some claim City of Truro was the first steam engine to break the 100mph record, in 1904, when it apparently reached a speed of 102mph running down a slope. It is 70ft (21m) long, weighs about 96 tonnes and had a top speed of 100mph. It has travelled approximately 2,500,000 miles. How Alan Pegler saved Flying Scotsman for the nation.
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- Record Company – Stanley Schofield Productions Ltd.
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- Narrator – Alan Pegler
- Recorded By – Allan Haynes, Derek Ollerenshaw, Gordon Pitt, John Morgan
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