A4 Locomotive Great Reunion Event
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The A4 Great Reunion at the National Railway Museum in July 2008. The event celebrated the 70th anniversary of The Mallard breaking the world speed record for steam traction on 3rd July 1938. In one of the most spectacular sights in the history of steam locomotive preservation, the NRM reunited four magnificent A4 steam locomotives, The Bittern, The Sir Nigel Gresley and The Union of South Africa with the world record-holding The Mallard.