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THE FLYING SCOTSMAN: SPEED, STYLE AND SERVICE. Andrew McLean. Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 176 pp. 24 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781785510250 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: No other train has entered the British national consciousness in the same way as the Flying Scotsman. It has been the star of films, music, dances, literature and even a cocktail - designed at the train's own cocktail bar in the 1930s. The Flying Scotsman first ran in 1862; it still runs today, passing through incarnations like stations through the years. In its heyday of the 1920s and '30s it was seen as the pinnacle of modernity: a stylish, glamorous feat of engineering. Now it is viewed through the heady steam of nostalgia; an iconic image of days gone by. This book follows the story of the Flying Scotsman in a way that no other history has, expertly weaving together the tale of the locomotive with a wider historical narrative. Furthermore, it delves into the less-known stories of the train - such as its sabotage by striking miners in 1926 - and features superb examples of poster art and other publicity materials commissioned by the LNER to promote the service, and documentary photography from the nineteenth century to the present. Written by the current curator of the National Rail Museum, the story of the Flying Scotsman has never been told so well.
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Worldwide Number: 170781
Hardcover $49.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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