Dominion of Canada and Mallard at the National Railway Museum
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Fastest steam locomotive Mallard at anniversary gathering

Six steam locomotives have been gathered in York in a "major celebration" to mark the 75th anniversary of a world speed record.

The A4 Class locomotives, including the Doncaster-built record-breaker Mallard, are being displayed together in York's National Railway Museum.

Mallard broke the world speed record for steam in 1938 at 126mph (203km/h) near Grantham, in Lincolnshire.

Gathering the engines was a huge undertaking, organisers said.

  • 03 Jul 2013