This classic locomotive is hauling a special service from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads via Reading, Newbury and Bath Spa.
Built 1937 by the LNER at Doncaster
Originally numbered 4464 and renumbered 60019 following nationalisation in 1948
Withdrawn from main line service in 1966
In private ownership since 1997
Now in the care of the Mid-Hants Railway
Greetings purdey12345: Thanks for sharing this view of an A4 steaming along with us in the forum! PM
My pleasure! It's a shame the weather was so dull but at least it had stopped snowing by the time the train came through.
Is this the same fellow that holds the speed record for locomotives?
(126mph I think) Anyways, Beautiful shot!!
Hello Maarten. This locomotive is a sister to the 'Mallard', the one that holds the speed record for steam locomitives at 125.88 mph (202.58 km/h). That one is in a museum. More on wikipedia:
Thanks for your kind comment, All the best, Brian
Thanks very much Brian!! Incredible!
Such an elegant looking beast. Nice shot.
What a sight that would, be - a steam train rattling along at 200km/hr!
The train was going past at about 110 km/h when it passed me (that's the speed limit on that stretch of line). Scary as I was only about 2 metres away! There's a short clip of the Mallard on its record-breaking run on youtube - just enter 'mallard speed record' into the search box. All the best, Brian
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Photo taken in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire SN8, UK
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