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Clearly written by a journalist, not a railway person ...
on 29 September 2014
Clearly written by a journalist, not a railway person or enthusiast. So many errors I have taken to marking them on the pages as I go through. For example, page 10. It was not two men and their steed that did the non-stop run from King's Cross to Edinburgh, it was four men. Mr Williams appears to be guilty of the journalist's classic confusion between Flying Scotsman, the locomotive, and Flying Scotsman the titled train. P 27. Mallard had not been 'diagnosed with problems with her middle big end' and on P28 it was not an inaccuracy in the machining of the big end that caused it to fail. P 81, reportage of a child relating war time experience at a level crossing. No-one in the 1940s would refer to 'Train Tracks'! RAILWAY TRACKS! No, far too many errors.