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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
1/750 f5.6 ISO400 focal 24mm

Processed in PS CS5 – converted in Nik Software – Silver Efex Pro – Antique Plate II

Best Viewed Large



Featured in the group “Railway Art and Photography” 9 May 2011

Tags

greasley, grosmont, moors, nigel, north, railway, sir, steam, train, york

Comments

  • ibox
    iboxabout 4 years ago

    She’s a beaut! Love the Deco lines, and more so the effort of those who chose to preserve the A4.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TEEJAY1309
    TEEJAY1309about 4 years ago

    Great work! Takes me back to 1935!

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

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  • Thank you very much for the feature Irene

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, well merited
    David

  • Thanks very much…David

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Beverley Barrett
    Beverley Barrettover 3 years ago

    Fantastic! My husband and I went on this last year for our first wedding anniversary!

  • Thanking you very much for your comments Beverley

    – Trevor Kersley

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Angie

    – Trevor Kersley

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 3 years ago

    nice work trevor!

  • Many thanks Dougie

    – Trevor Kersley

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 3 years ago

    An excellent image; congratulations on being featured :O)

  • Thanks very much Les

    – Trevor Kersley

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