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.
During 2013 and 2014 we 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.
Many thanks to all those who came to the Great Goodbye event at Shildon between the 15 and 23 February to celebrate the six A4's. We had nearly 120,000 visitors to Locomotion over the course of the 8 days!
Sir Nigel Gresley will be leaving by rail early on Tuesday 25th February, and Bittern will be leaving by rail early on Wednesday 26th February. Before departure, these locomotives will be prepared on our sidings, so you should be able to view them from our main museum footpath.
Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada will remain at Shildon in the Collection building until late April, so you can still see them over Easter before they make their journey back over to the Atlantic.