‘The Fire Inside is wonderfully evocative of the steam age, a lovely song’. East Somerset Railway.
Greg has released a moving video to illustrate his song, The Fire Inside, which is taken from his latest album Vignettes.
A great uncle of Greg's, William Albert Victor Gladman, fought in WW1. At the outbreak of the war he was serving in the Royal Engineers. In September 1917 he enlisted into the Railway Operating Division, and was then sent to Passchendaele. He survived the war, and later returned to working on trains for the rest of his life, driving the Flying Scotsman service from London to Edinburgh for many years.
Using his story as a background, the song celebrates the age of steam railways, heritage railways, as they have now become. To help keep alive the memories of what was once an important way of life, work, means of travel and communication, for so many people.
We hope you enjoy the sentiments.
The Flying Scotsman celebrates its centenary this year.
Greg in his great uncle's shoes… the driver's seat of 60103 Flying Scotsman.