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!
The final phase of the Mallard75 project is now counting down to the departure of Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada for Liverpool docks.
Both will remain at Shildon in the Collection building until 21 April, so you can still see them over Easter before they make their journey preparations on the 23 and 23 April.
Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada will leave Shildon for Liverpool Seaforth Docks on 28th April and will depart the UK on 8 May on board the ACL vessel Atlantic Conveyor. Please note, the ports are not open to the public due to customs and excise regulations, however we will be sharing images and footage from the dockside in early May.