The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book

Author: R H N Hardy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 559

The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance express trains in a career in which it covered more than 2,000,000 miles (3,200,000 km). This fascinating pocket-book tells the story of this distinguished locomotive through authentic period literature including LNER and BR service manuals, giving an insight into her construction and operation from the height of her fame in the 1930s through to the end of her BR service in 1963.

The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book

Author: R H N Hardy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 934

The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance express trains in a career in which it covered more than 2,000,000 miles (3,200,000 km). This fascinating pocket-book tells the story of this distinguished locomotive through authentic period literature including LNER and BR service manuals, giving an insight into her construction and operation from the height of her fame in the 1930s through to the end of her BR service in 1963.

My Adventure in the Flying Scotsman; A Romance of London and North-Western Railway Shares

Author: Eden Phillpotts

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 22

View: 455

This book is an incredible story of John Lott, a small, middle-aged banking clerk, who lived in North London. The story of this gentle and respected man was narrated to the author by Lott himself, but the author has presented it in a first-person narrative to preserve his true nature and characteristics. The writing style of the book is sublime and the story absorbing. It is easily comprehensible which holds the reader's interest throughout. Excerpt from My Adventure in the Flying Scotsman "THE rain gave over about five o'clock, and the sun, having struggled unavailingly all day with a leaden November sky, burst forth in fiery rage, when but a few short minutes separated him from the horizon. His tawny splendour surrounded me as I trudged from Richmond, in Surrey, to the neighbouring hamlet of Petersham. Above me the wet, naked branches of the trees shone red, and seemed to drip with blood; the hedgerows sparkled their flaming gems; in the meadows, which I struck across to save time, parallel streaks of crimson lay along the cart-ruts. "

The American Express Pocket Guide to England and Wales

Author: John Tomes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 381

Briefly describes the history and culture of England and Wales, looks at the major towns and regions, and offers advice on sightseeing, shopping, dining, and entertainment

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 701