Cathedrals Express 4464 Bittern 19th April 2012

77 Years Young

Today is the 77th birthday of the fastest steam engine run in preservation, LNER A4 pacific 4464 Bittern.  Last year, the birthday girl was given special dispensation to run 3 railtours at 90mph to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 4468 Mallard’s 126mph speed record, as captured by the UK Heritage Hub video below.

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Hornby 2015 Range

At mid-day today, Hornby announced their new range for 2015.  Some of these announcements had been made previously, but there was nevertheless plenty of new items of interest! After many years of speculation, Hornby have decided to produce a model of the LSWR/SR S15 class.  The S15 was the smaller wheeled sibling of the N15…