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LNER 4-6-2 A4 class No 4468 Mallard
The Mallard Broke No 4468 is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster in 1938, costing just £8,500 at the time.
Designed by the LNER Chief Mechanical Engineer Sir Nigel Gresley, the Mallard was able to reach speeds over 100mph in wind-tunnel test. On 3rd July 1938, the Mallard broke the World Speed Record for steam traction on rail when it was recorded travelling 126 mph on the East Coast Main Line.
When retired in 1963, the Mallard had travelled almost one and a half million miles.
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