Countdown starts to Mallard celebration

Simon Holroyd, engineering co-ordinator at the National Railway Museum in York,  attaching the Mallard 75 signs to the famous steam locomotive, as the museum lauched the 75 day countdown to the celebrations  of the 75th anniversary  of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record .
Simon Holroyd, engineering co-ordinator at the National Railway Museum in York, attaching the Mallard 75 signs to the famous steam locomotive, as the museum lauched the 75 day countdown to the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record .
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The National Railway Museum has launched the countdown to the national celebration of the 75th anniversary of the day the Doncaster-built locomotive Mallard broke the world steam speed record.

To mark the beginning of the 75-day countdown museum staff have decked the garter blue steam icon with a specially-designed Mallard 75 headboard and nameplate and celebratory balloons.

On July 3 Mallard and her five surviving sister A4 Pacific Class locomotives will be gathered together at the museum – a sight never seen before.

The Great Gathering of Mallard and her sisters takes place July 3–17.