Mallard/on tow to Docaster
Sandwiched between ballast wagons and a diesel locomotive the Mallard Steam Engine is towed from the Railway Museum at York to Doncaster today (Friday) where it is to take part in a Steam Festival. One time fastest train in the World with a record speed of 126mph is having work done on its boilers so the unusual towing job was arranged. EDI Photo by John Giles/PA.
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Steam train 'Duchess of Hamilton'
'The Duchess of Hamilton' the Royal Scot leaves Rugby this morning (Staurday) after stopping to take on 5, 000 gallons of water. The first steam-hauled train to leave Euston for Glasgow in 32 years, the 'Duchess of Hamilton' will go into semi-retirement after completing the 401-mile run, the longest journey for a preserved engine. Picture DAVID JONES/PA
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Transport - Locomotives - The Caledonian - Watford - 1957
Britain's newest express train, 'The Caledonian', thunders through Watford on the long haul of some 400 miles to Glasgow on her inaugural run northbound. The train is scheduled to cover the 401 miles trip from Euston station, London, to Glasgow in 400 minutes and an average of more than 60 miles an hour. On the reverse run from Glasgow to London 'The Caledonian' set up a new post-war record for the trip. The southbound express covered the trip in 398 minutes.
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