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A4 Sir Nigel Gresley at York station in 2008
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
A4 60007 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.
In 2020 the locomotive is having a Full overhall which it is getting towards the end of .
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60007 Sir Nigel Gresley geting ready for the Cathedrals Express mainline steam trip to London at York in May 2008.
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