Michael Williams

Welcome back to the Flying Scotsman – the world’s most famous locomotive

January 8, 2016 Blog
The famous locomotive after restoration at the East Lancashire Railway today

GREAT to see the mighty Flying Scotsman back on the rails today after her many tribulations. Let’s hope that the skilled engineers appointed by the National Railway Museum have exorcised what many have long regarded as the “Curse of the Flying Scotsman”. And let’s not forget that great man Sir William McAlpine, whose rescue of the loco in 1973 ensured she is still with us today. As indeed is Sir William himself, vigorous as ever. (For an account of her pre-war glory days, read my book ‘Steaming to Victory’.)

January 8, 2016 Blog

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