VIDEO: Doncaster-built steam engine still draws the crowds

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Steam trains fans from Doncaster flocked to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at the weekend for the line’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The iconic A4 Pacific, Sir Nigel Gresley, was one of the locomotives getting up steam on the route between Pickering and Grosmont.

Steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley arrives into Pickering Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins
Steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley arrives into Pickering Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins

Sir Nigel Gresley, built in the late 1930s at the Doncaster Plant Works, is a sister engine to Mallard, the loco which still holds the world record for a steam train, set in 1938.

Later this summer the engine will join five other A4s, including Mallard, in a special event at the National Railway Museum when they will be reunited for the first time since the Second World War.

 

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