Sir Nigel Gresley to York

2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - BR A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley & 60008 Dwight D EisenhowerThe Sir Nigel Gresley locomotive trust’s A4 class 60007 has been transported to the National Railway Museum, York for its overhaul. The intention is to return the famous LNER A4 class Pacific to the mainline.

Shirl Turner - 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley - Oathe

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Remarkably 60007 has continuously been in service since 1943 and so it’s great to hear that it is being overhauled so soon after withdrawal on the North York Moors Railway. A4 class locomotives are synonymous with speed records – 4464 Bittern is the fastest steam locomotive in preservation and 4468 Mallard the fastest of them all! 60007 (4498) Sir Nigel Gresley holds the fastest post-war steam record at 112 mph.

2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - BR A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

To read more about this announcement and a few facts about the machine on the National Railway Museum blog, please click here.

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