The Flying Scotsman is known as the most famous steam locomotive in the world. There are few people who have not heard of this magnificent machine, but far fewer know the complicated story of how it became a National Treasure.
In this richly illustrated documentary (narrated by Tony Robinson), we tell the story of how the Flying Scotsman came into being, before exploring what happened to it once it passed into private ownership.
It features interviews with Alan Pegler who rescued Flying Scotsman from the breaker's yard and how he and the Flying Scotsman played a critical role in enabling these large engines to run on the national rail network.
The Flying Scotsman - 100th Anniversary
Tony Robinson (Narrator)