The Great Goodbye at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon is the last chance to see all six A4 locomotives together before the transatlantic locomotives return to their home museums.
On 3 July 1938, the A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record. That record still stands.
In 2013/14, the National Railway Museum has marked the 75th anniversary of Mallard’s achievement with the Mallard 75 series of commemorative events, including spectacular opportunities to see the world’s fastest locomotive united with its five surviving sister locomotives.
Only six of the 35 A4 locomotives built survive in the world. temporarily repatriated Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada from their home museums in Canada and the US for our celebrations.
Free Non-ticket Event
15th – 23rd February 2014
Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon