As you read this, for the first time in at least 45 years, all 6 remaining LNER A4 pacific’s are on the same depot, and fittingly, that is York, 50A, now the home of the National Railway Museum.
60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ arrived last Monday from its home base of Grosmont on the NYMR, joining its four sisters already located there; 4468, 60008, 60009 & 4489. This left one final piece of the jigsaw. 4464 ‘Bittern’ arrived today at the head of its first 90mph railtour, in celebration of 75 years since ‘Mallard’ achieved the world steam speed record. Here we see a video, from one of the UK Heritage Hub’s good friends, James Corben;
Take a look at what we have coming up in Issue 24 of the UK Heritage Hub’s e-zine;
Mallard 75 celebrations run daily at the NRM in York from the 3rd to the 17th July, 10am – 6pm. Consult the museum’s website for further details; http://www.nrm.org.uk