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.
19-20 April 2014, Shildon. 5pm-10pm. FREE and non-ticketed
Locomotion: Shildon will be showcasing the transatlantic duo in a whole new light with the help from students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. This audiovisual spectacular will be along the lines of York's annual Locos in a Different Light event. Read more about A4 Spotlight.
A retrospective of the Great Gathering story in pictures: