London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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The Flying Scotsman 40th Anniversary Run
Recreating its record-breaking 1928 journey between King's Cross and Edinburgh 40 years on, it's full steam ahead for The Flying Scotsman.
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Owned at the time by British entrepreneur and railway preservationist Alan Pegler featured in this film, the lovingly looked-after locomotive is surrounded by enthusiasts at London King's Cross before departing at the exact same time it has done 40 years prior. The filmmaker has access to all areas of the train whilst capturing the historic non-stop run, offering views of the interior alongside shots of onlookers standing dangerously close to the tracks along the route.
This film is from the collection of Newham Local History Resource Centre, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.