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 A4 Sir Nigel Gresley on the Cathedrals Express in York station
A4 Sir Nigel Gresley on the Cathedrals Express in York station in May 2008.
 
 
60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is a A4 4-6-2 steam locomotive which was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at the Doncaster locomotive works of the London and North Eastern Railway in 1938. This A4 is named after its designer
 
Sir Nigel Gresley is in same class of LNER locomotives as Mallard (A4)which holds the world steam locomotive speed record at 125.88 miles per hour down Stoke Bank which is on the East Coast Main line north of Peterborough between Little Bytham and Essendine.
 
This A4 60007 (British Railways number) was orginally numbered 4498 when it came out of Doncaster works in 1937. It was the 100th Gresley designed pacfic built so it was named after its designer.
 
60007 Sir Nigel Gresley holds the post 2nd World war steam speed record with a speed of 112mph. This record unlike  Mallards per-war  record which was done with a specal train and no passengers. 60007s record was with a train of passengers coming back from an excursion to Doncaster works.
 
60007 was with drawn by British Railways on 1st Feburary in 1966. It was saved by the A4 Locomotive Society. The locomotive is run by A4 Locomotive Society Ltd. on behalf of the  Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust Ltd.
 
Its homebase when not on the mainline steam trains is at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

 

 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley geting ready for a mainline steam trip to London

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley geting ready for the Cathedrals Express mainline steam trip to London.

A3 4772 at York

 

 

 

The UKs National Railway Museum is at York next to the railway station

 

Updated 13/10/2014

 

This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is a webe site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, and signal boxes like this page, any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

Today East Coast, Virgin Trains and GBRf are just some of the names on the trains.  These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!

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