The "Silver Fox", locomotive about 1935
©National Railway Museum/ Science & Society Picture Library
A works photograph of the London & North Eastern Railway A4 class 4-6-2 locomotive number 2512 "Silver Fox", about 1935. This locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley at Doncaster Works. It holds the record for the highest speed recorded for a steam hauled passenger train. It pulled the "Silver Jubilee" train from London to Edinburgh at a speed of 113 miles per hour in August 1936."