The Mallard — London and North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 A4 class No 4468. Designed by the LNER Chief Mechanical Engineer Sir Nigel Gresley in 1938 at Doncaster. National Railway Museum, York. Photograph 1977 by George P. Landow. [This image may be freely used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

According to the National Railway Museum at York, "Mallard holds the world speed record for steam traction on rail. The record was set on the 3rd July 1938 when the locomotive was recorded travelling at 126 mph."

References

National Railway Museum site

Nock, O. S. British Steam Locomotives in Colour. Poole, Dorset: Blanford Press: 1964. pp. 102, 178-79.


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