Visit Mallard at York's National Railway Museum

Date Posted: 27/08/13

Visit Mallard at York's National Railway Museum

On July 3rd 1938, the A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank in Lincolnshire at 126mph, setting a new steam world speed record.

Three-quarters of a century on, this record still stands, and the engine has firmly secured its place in UK and world history.

In 2013, the National Railway Museum in York is marking the 75th anniversary of Mallard's achievement with a series of commemorative events.

For 'Mallard 75', the museum has brought together the famous locomotive with its five surviving sisters - including the Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada from North America.

Visitors to the National Railway Museum have a unique opportunity to see Mallard and the repatriated A4s together in the Great Hall.

The locomotives will be on show until February 2014, although Mallard is on tour during September 2013.

Special events include 'Locos in a Different Light' between October 26th and November 8th - where the engines will be illuminated in various colours - and 'A Grand Thirties Gathering' on November 7th - a fancy dress dining event in the Great Hall.

Why not check out which York hotels are available and turn your day trip to York into a short break?

Posted by Jess Gibson

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