Saturday, September 07, 2013

Mallard and a Deltic on their way to Grantham

Mallard broke the world speed record for steam locomotives on Stoke Bank, south of Grantham on the King's Cross line, 75 years ago. This weekend she is on display at Grantham station as the centrepiece of an exhibition to mark this anniversary.

This video shows Mallard on her way to Grantham and Mallard 75 along with the Deltic Royal Highland Fusilier (55 019), hauled by a modern freight loco.

Imagine idling beside the railway and seeing this little lot hammer past.


Tim (Kalyr) said...

The class 56 is hardly a modern freight locomotive. It's a 1970s design, and there are only a handful still running on the main line. Most of them were scrapped a decade ago, and several are preserved.

Jonathan Calder said...

Showing my age - they were the latest thing when I was a trainspotter.

Cicero said...

Taking the Heathrow Express the other day I saw Bittern in steam- the second time in a onth, since I also saw her at Kings Cross when I was last in the UK. Always surprised how small A4s are.