4468 – 126.5 – 75

75 years ago today on the 3rd July 1938 an A4 Pacific Class Steam Locomotive set a record that will surely never be beaten. 4468 Mallard, one of the few of the class fitted with a double chimney and a Kylchap exhaust system proudly reached a speed of 126.5 mph verified on Stoke Bank near Grantham!

4468 Mallard
4468 Mallard

Below are 2 videos of Mallard on the mainline in 2008!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvlFeE38WN0

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOcM40ICNs0

If you get a chance all 6 surviving A4’s are on display at the National Railway Museum in York

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