Mallard 75th Anniversary
75 years ago on 3rd July the Mallard steam locomotive set a record speed of 126mph near Grantham in Lincolnshire, a record which remains unbeaten to this day.
To mark the annivesary, Bittern, an A4-class engine and contemporary of the Mallard, set off from King's Cross station for York to join the Mallard and four of the other surviving A4s designed by engineer Sir Nigel Gresley. All six locomotives can be seen at the National Railway Museum in York until 17th July http://www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/Events/mallard75.aspx.
Train enthusiasts can also purchase The Mallard by Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, created from Malcolm Root's atmospheric commemorative art http://www.wentworthpuzzles.com/shop-all-wooden-puzzles/transport-puzzles/trains/8402.htm.