Tag Archives: National Railroad Museum

The Great Gathering 2013

A great place to visit at the moment is the National Railway Museum in York whose latest exhibit is not to be missed.

The guys there have worked hard behind the scenes for the past couple of years to repatriate (on short-term loan) two Gresley A4 locomotives in order to celebrate Mallard‘s recording breaking run when she broke the world steam record (something that she still holds) 75 years ago on 3rd July 1938 going for it at just over 126 mph!

This has meant that all six remaining A4’s (from an original total of 55) can be seen together for the first time in over 50 years.

The two A4’s repatriated are: 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower on loan from the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA and: 60010 Dominion of Canada on loan from the Canadian Railway Museum, Montreal, Canada.

A bonus to the day (though none was really needed) was the passing on the mainline through York station of new build steam loco, A1 60163 Tornado.

A great day out

IMG_0001 IMG_0004 IMG_0006 IMG_0011 IMG_0052 IMG_6711 IMG_0072 IMG_0078 IMG_0075 IMG_0079 IMG_0081 IMG_0097 IMG_0100 IMG_0108 IMG_0109 IMG_0110 IMG_0112