Mallard's World Record was set 75 years ago ( last year to be accurate, ) and to record the event all five of her remaining sister locomotives were brought together to commemorate the occasion. Two were brought back from North America especially.
Last week the National Rail Museum at Shildon put on a display of all six, and while I was not so fortunate as to attend one of the special photo events, did manage a flying visit for an hour just before closing time. Just time for the obligatory visit to the footplate ( Dwight D Eisenhower ) and a few gloomy pictures.
You may have seen much better images in the press, but since Shildon is woefully under-represented here on TE, I thought I would upload one of mine to mark the event.
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Noel_Byrne (26998) 2014-02-28 9:59
nice share, these trains are a real pleasure to see. 75 years old and they still look like something from the future, or more precisely like people 75 years ago though things would look in the future. Its a kind of beauty of its time that we just don't see anymore, so what a treat to see this family reunion. Love how the three of them are peeping into the frame, as if lining up for a family portrait.
All the best
photoray (13410) 2014-02-28 11:34
Attractive view of these 3 Mallard locomotives, and I am happy they are still operational and did not end up in a scrap-heap.
Interestingly their streamlined shapes are still mimicked with our modern diesel locomotives.
I hope to one day see a Mallard in person.
Thanks for sharing,
tyro (21758) 2014-02-28 14:30
This is a wonderful photograph to celebrate the meeting of these magnificent six A4 Pacific creations of the brilliant Sir Nigel Gresley! Unfortunately the reduced size seen here on the "new" version of TE does not do this image justice but, when viewed at its full size of no less than 3,500 pixels wide, this picture is truly stunning in its detail and sharpness.
A well composed image with fine colours even although the lighting was less than favourable, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
An interesting note too.
P.S. Nice to see you back posting again on TE - I hope we are going to see many more of your lovely photographs!
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 7:16