This is a fascinating look at the innovation of humans which helped bring about the industrial revolution through steam locomotion, and the times that the Flying Scotsman was on the brink of being cut up for scrap, and how she was saved. It's a marvel of engineering (the original build as well as the restoration) and a testament to the few with the vision and will to ensure her survival, even, if it cost them everything.
It's interesting when I look back on my own career to realise governments are really concerned with the day-to-day material issues of life, and for the preservation of history for future generations to enjoy, we often have to look to individuals with a passion and will to achieve this. What is considered of little value today, is often well appreciated in decades to come. Many tourism industries around the world make their money from people wanting to see icons and relics representing previous generations.
See Flying Scotsman with Robson Green
Robson tells the remarkable story of Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam engine in the world. He spends a year (2015) with the team rebuilding the engine,...