The world record breaking Class 4 locomotive ‘Mallard’ was pulled, under steam, by her sister locomotive ‘Union of South Africa’ earlier today as they made the journey from National Railway Museum in York to their other site, the National Railway Museum in Shildon (called Locomotive) in County Durham.
The journey to Shildon comes in advance of the final reunion of all six of the surviving A4 locomotives; Mallard, Union of South Africa, Dominion of Canada, Bittern, Sir Nigel Gresley and Dwight D Eisenhower as part of the Mallard 75 – The Great Goodbye commemorations held by the museums.
On the third of July 1938 Mallard became the world’s fastest steam locomotive recording a speed of 126mph on the East Coast main line.
Here’s a few from a wet and wild day today…
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