World Passenger Steam Trains – Railroad Anthropology – N-Scale Model

UK Streamlined Steam beauties: slideshow

In 1935, the London and Northeastern Railway of the UK, had Nigel Gresley design streamlined locomotives.  They were fast and recognizable.   The “Mallard” 4468 still holds the world’s speed record for fastest steam in the world.

Of over 30 built in those days, 6 remain today, three of which are fully operational. 

60019  Bittern

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

60009 Union of South Africa

The famous 60022 Mallard is on static display in Shildon.

The 60010 Dominion of Canada is on static display in the Canadian Railway Museum in Canada.

The 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower is on display in Wisconsin, USA.

LINKS:

LNER Class A4 Locomotives – wikipedia

LNER (London & Northeastern Railway) Encyclopedia:  Gresley A4 Pacifics

 

 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s