Thursday, January 24, 2013
See the Flying Scotsman Again
I find they are always a joy to me - a rare joy, admittedly and one that I never experienced in the Borders.
The BBC has a video of the Flying Scotsman on the 40th anniversary of its first public journey. The anniversary took place in 1968 - a non-stop run from King's Cross in London to Edinburgh Waverley where it was welcomed with a pipe band. See Tweedmouth signal box, the train crossing the railway viaduct and Berwick-upon-Tweed in its 1968 colours.
There are several well-known faces on board including Rev Wilbert Awdrey, the author of Thomas the Tank Engine and he describes how he came to write the series.
There are even more steam railway videos in the BBC's collection.