Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

'The Record Breaking Run of Mallard', 1938.

Belbin, Phil

'The Record Breaking Run of Mallard', 1938.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Watercolour painting by the Australian railway artist, Phil Belbin (1925-1993). The A4 Pacific class Mallard was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley (1876-1941), the chief engineer of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). On Sunday 3 July 1938, the 4-6-2 locomotive reached a speed of 126 mph (203 kph) on a straight stretch of track between Grantham and Peterborough, achieving a new world speed record for steam locomotives which remains unbroken to this day.

Image Details

Artist
 
Image Ref.
 
10246855

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas