The Mallard

Discussion in 'Historical' started by BarryHamilton, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. BarryHamilton

    BarryHamilton Founding Member

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    On our stop in York, Martin took Carlo and me through the National Railway Museum. Being an old rail from my college days, this was a wonderful experience for me!
    The colors they put on their trains was something to see.
    First I'll show is The Mallard, originally built in 1938, and for a time the fastest steam locomotive in the world, clocking 125.88 MPH! Not her normal operating speed, of course!:eek:

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    The train was polished to a lovely shine!

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  2. AlanLichty

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    Wow - I have not seen a steam locomotive like this before. I like it - and your shots of it as well.

    Unbelievably clean for such a piece of machinery.
     
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    Mallard made lots of models, they had a cab forward model that used to run by my Jr High School when I was there in the mid 50's. Not as pretty as this, but it was a big engine.
     
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    That is one cool looking train! I should see if I can get one of those for my train set, it would look very cool.
     
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    Wow, a train as a piece of art. Beautiful shots (and I thought I was clicking on a duck).
     
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    I remember being on a train from Stirling to Glasgow that was pulled by the Mallard, sometime in the early 60's. Oh nice shots! Ken
     
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