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Flying Scotsman

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 73129, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Dan Hill

    Dan Hill Well-Known Member

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    The only issue I have with these Scotsman programmes are that Marchington ownership is always glossed over quite quickly. It was the same with the BBC programme in 2013, albeit it was only one short episode.

    I know the loco didn't do anything major of note in that time but was still an interesting, if sad phase of the loco's life both for the loco and behind the scenes.

    What's also sad is that after the announcement yesterday of the passing of Sir William McAlpine, it means all three previous owners have now sadly passed away in the last few years.
     
  2. Fred Kerr

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    I thought Pete Waterman was involved in Flying Scotsman ownership I believe - and he is still alive !
     
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    I was referring to the 3 outright owners. Pete Waterman was indeed involved in owning the loco but Sir William still owned the other half.

    Although short, it was still an eventful part of the loco's history.
     

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