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This is one of the A4 trains, did have the speed record.Taken at Grosmont Station,Grosmont North Yorkshire.

Entered Service on 30 Oct 1937
London North Eastern Railway A4 Class Pacific 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

In 1935 the London and North Eastern Railway introduced the streamlined A4 Class locomotives to the design of the then H.N. Gresley (later to be Sir). Initially introduced to haul the new Silver Jubilee express between London and Newcastle the engines were an instant success with the first of them, Silver Link, setting a new British speed record of 112mph on the first press run! Such performances were not the norm but the engines were always regarded as the racehorses of the fleet and of course on 3rd July 1938 A4 Mallard set an all time world speed record for steam traction of 126mph.
In 1937 the 100th Pacific to the designs of Gresley was built by the London and North Eastern Railway, and the railway honoured her designer by giving the locomotive his name. This loco, Sir Nigel Gresley, now bearing the British Railways number 60007, was saved from scrapping in 1966 by a small group of determined men who set up the A4 Preservation Society.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens.

FEATURED ON THE HOME PAGE OF REDUBBLE 28 June 2010


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Comments

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Salmost 6 years ago

    Looks like a well maintained old engine, nice perspective on this……

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks, it is on the North Yorks Moors Railway and is used nearly everyday between Pickering and Grosmont.

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 6 years ago

    It looks fast just sitting there,

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyalmost 6 years ago

    Once upon a time when we had steam trains everywhere this one held the speed record

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • thanks Cee & Chris

    – Trevor Kersley

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • thanks Cee & Chris

    – Trevor Kersley

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thanks Chris

    – Trevor Kersley

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 4 years ago

    Joanne and Ellc_

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your homepage feature Trevor. Beautiful image. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Teresa,for your kind comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    Your image would go good in the “Transport Group”:http://www.redbubble.com/groups/transport We have a couple of challenges now and we’d love to have you.

  • thank you George

    – Trevor Kersley

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