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Detail photo of Mallard
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No: 12837   Contributor: Steve Lee   Year: 2003   Manufacturer: Doncaster Works   Country: England
Detail photo of Mallard

The commerative plate fixed to the streamlining of Mallard commerating the World Speed Record for Steam on 3rd July 1938.
Let's not forget the loco crew on that day:

Joe Duddington Driver Doncaster shed
Tommy Bray Fireman Doncaster Shed

Loco Inspector Sam Jenkins
Picture added on 15 December 2011 at 16:16
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And yes I took one just like this as well!!

Added by John Southall on 15 December 2011.
Don't forget 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley's plaque at picture #6252 too, even though it was "only" 112 mph!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 15 December 2011.
I like the 'only' 112mph , did this occur in 1959.

Added by Dave Forbes on 15 December 2011.
The 23rd May 2009 saw 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley running from York to London, 50 years to the day since more than 100 years of steam traction on the East Coast Mainline culminated in one last record-breaking run for the Gresley A4 Class. In 1959 steam still reigned supreme on East Coast expresses but diesel traction was already on the horizon and in this Indian summer some of the finest steam running of all time was produced.
From the 60007 website.

Added by John Southall on 15 December 2011.
There is a really good account of 60007'S epic run in Peter Semmens book 'Bill Hoole: Engineman Extraordinary. Published by Ian Allan in 1966.

Added by Steve Lee on 16 December 2011.
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