Photochrom was a revolutionary process whereby black-and-white photographs were overprinted by multi-colour lithography, with up to fourteen different ink colours being applied in sequence to produce what the company claimed was “natural colour photography”. The Photochrom company was active from before the 1st World War down to the c.1950’s. The company exhibited at the 1947 British Industries Fair.
The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2.08 million miles, Flying Scotsman was preserved and held by a number of private owners and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). It now carries out regular tours around the country after a massive £4.5 million restoration.