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Mallard

The Story of Britain's Most Magnificent Locomotive by Jones, Robin Code: 60409 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publication date: 10/03/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2021 Price: AU $39.99

On July 3, 1938, LNER A4 streamlined Pacific No. 4468 Mallard reached 126mph, setting a world steam speed record that has never been broken. It was the zenith of not only a great decade in which glamorous express trains competed to see which could travel from London to Scotland in the fastest time, but also the steam age itself. Author Robin Jones tells the story not only of LNER chief mechanical engineer Sir Nigel Gresleys Pacifics and Mallards international headline-grabbing feat, but also that of the five other A4s still with us - including the Mission Impossible repatriation of Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada and their cosmetic restoration in their home country - to make the Great Gathering, one of the biggest and most successful events in the history of railway preservation, a dream come true.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2021
Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP
Publication date: 10/03/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 240.00mm X 165.00mm
Code: 60409