4468 MALLARD

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4468 MALLARD

Post by markes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:57 pm

At Shildon 020211
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by yorkieman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:12 pm

Just beautiful .... and looking smarter than when I used to see her thundering past Darlington Bank Top with 'The Elizabethan' around 1954!
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by Magoonigal » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:24 pm

Was Mallard still in regular service in the mid 60's??

I'm sure I remember her or one of her sister's thundering through Manor's Station at Newcastle, whilst we were standing on the footbridge at lunchtime, having escaped from the dreaded school for a while.

Or I could be mistaken......
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by Deepol » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:47 am

Not mistaken at all. A4s were through Manors all the time on the East Coast expresses.
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by E28 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:46 pm

4464 Bittern has spent a huge amount of time in recent years down in my neck of the woods, based at Ropley on the watercress line, Hampshire.
A most impressive piece of engineering with looks to die for, as with all these A4 steam trains.
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by Deepol » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:02 pm

MALLARD with Driver Duddingston and Fireman Bray on completion of the run with the train guard and various other LNER folk. Missing is Sir Nigel Gresley for the simple fact that this shot was taken as far as I know at Peterborough where the record breaker had to be taken off because she had run hot which was expected. The train ran forward to Kings Cross with another loco where Sir Nigel greeted them all.
4468 went into Doncaster Works.
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Re: 4468 MALLARD

Post by Deepol » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:05 pm

I'm not sure when this was put up but it's the LNER style sign on the ECML around Essendine commemorating MALLARD's achievement. I'm not sure if the speed was ever equalled but certainly never beaten.
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