Trains That Changed The World AND
The Flying Scot – two DVD offer.
24th February 2023 is the 100th anniversary of the FLYING SCOTSMAN. To celebrate its legacy, we have a combined offer of two DVDs:
a history of the Flying Scotsman and related trains and a film which takes place aboard the train.
The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 at Doncaster Works and displayed at the British Empire Exhibition. It was named Flying Scotsman after the daily London to Edinburgh rail service. In 1934, Scotsman clocked 100mph – the first locomotive in the UK to reach that speed. It has played an integral part in British history ever since.
Trains That Changed The World
1 Disc. Colour. Running Time: 3hrs.
Divided into four episodes focusing on Speed, Cities, Industry and Leisure, this DVD features Flying Scotsman, Mallard, Stephenson’s Rocket, the London Underground, Pullman Trains & the Great Western Railway among many iconic trains and railways that changed history. Beginning with Flying Scotsman, which is still running today, owned by the National Railway Museum, the series discusses the trains that shrank distance and created a global economy. Each episode features iconic trains and describes their impact on history, combining archive footage and interviews with leading actors, directors and historians.
The Flying Scot
OPTIONAL SUBTITLES. 1 Disc. Year: 1958. B&W. Running Time: 1hr 7mins.
Director: Compton Bennett.
Stars: Lee Patterson, Kay Callard, Alan Gifford, Kerry Jordan, Gerald Case, John Dearth & Margaret Withers.
Special Features: Interview with writer Barry Forshaw. The Flying Scot & the History of the British B-Movie with Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema. Still Gallery.
Alternative opening sequence.
Ronnie Cowan decides to try and pull off the most sensational robbery of all time. The Bank of Scotland regularly sends half a million pounds in one pound notes to London to be destroyed. The money is carried on the famous passenger train “Flying Scot”.