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'The Mallard' 4-6-2 steam locomotive, no 4468, 1938.

'The Mallard' 4-6-2 steam locomotive, no 4468, 1938.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


This clas A4 locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley (1876-1941), the chief mechanical engineer for the London & North Eastern Railway and built at the railway's works in Doncaster. On Sunday 3 July 1938 the locomotive reached a speed of 126 mph on a straight stretch of track between Grantham and Peterborough, achieving a new world record for steam locomotives which remains unbroken to this day.

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