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The mighty Mallard: a 75 year old unbroken speed record is celebrated

02 July 2013

On 3 July 1938, A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record. That record still stands.

In 2013, the National Railway Museum (NRM) is marking the 75th anniversary of Mallard's achievement with a series of commemorative events, including three spectacular opportunities to see the record breaker united with its five surviving sister locomotives - a family reunion on an international scale. This will be a free, non-ticketed event.

Only six of the 35 A4 locomotives built survive. The NRM has temporarily repatriated two of them from their home museums in Canada and the US. Right now you can come and see the cosmetically restored Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada in the Great Hall at York. Mallard will be back on display on 3 July.

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