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Mallard and the A4s




4468 Mallard at NRM York, May 16th 2013.


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These pages are dedicated to the greatest class of steam locomotive ever created in the World: Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 class. The Blue Duck to which these pages are dedicated is none other than the fastest steam locomotive in the World: London and North Eastern Railways locomotive 4468 - Mallard. I have been an admirer of the Blue Duck ever since I saw her for the first time (and believe me that was a couple of decades ago!).


  • Click here for images from Mallard's second Scarborough Spa Express run, August 13th 1988, and her 50th Anniversary run.

  • Click here for Mallard 88 run over the Settle-Carlisle route, and Mallard in Sheffield 1988.

  • Click here for Sir Nigel Gresley at the Great Central Railway, August 1994.

  • Click here for Sir Nigel Gresley's Golden Jubilee run through Sheffield and the Scarborough Flyer 1988.

  • Click here for the homepage of the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust.

  • Click here for 60009 Union of South Africa on the August 9th 2007 Scarborough Spa Express.

  • Click here for 60019 Bittern on the September 30th 2010 Silver Jubilee 70th anniversary.

  • Click here for 60019 Bittern as 4492 Dominion of New Zealand, April 27th 2011.

  • Click here for 4464 Bittern, 4468 Mallard with 60163 Tornado and 60532 Blue Peter at Barrow Hill 'Fab Four', April 15th 2012.

  • Click here for 60010 Dominion of Canada and 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower, October 25th 2012.

  • Click here for 4468 Mallard and 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower, May 16th 2013.

  • Click here for 4489 Dominion of Canada and APT-E, May 23rd 2013.

  • Click here for the Great Reunion with all six Gresley A4 pacifics, July 3rd 2013.

  • Click here for Mallard exhibition Wed 11th Sept 2013. Also 4468 Mallard & 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier, Sept 15th 2013.

  • Click here for the Autumn Great Reunion with all six Gresley A4 pacifics, October 24th and 27th 2013.

  • Click here for four Gresley A4 pacific locomotives, NRM York 28th December 2013.

  • Click here for the Great Goodbye, NRM Shildon 20th February 2014.

  • Click here for Sir Nigel Gresley Goodbye, NYMR 15th September 2015.

  • Click here for 103/502 Flying Scotsman at the NRM, June 1st 2011.

  • Click here for 60163 Tornado on test 6/11/08 and Barrow Hill LNER Festival April 6th 2009.

  • Click here for Bulleid Pacifics page. Gresley's student and the masterpieces he created for Southern Railways.

  • Click here for pioneering British Steam Locomotives at Shildon NRM Oct. 25th 2011 and the Science museum, Nov. 11th 2011.

  • Click here for ex-Sheffield Millhouses Jubilee 45699 Galatea with the Scarborough Spa Express. July 24th 2013.

  • Click here for ex-Dinting rebuilt Royal Scot 46115 Scots Guardsman with the Scarborough Spa Express. July 31st 2013.

  • Click here for the Scarborough Spa Express 2014 and Seaside Flyer trip with 47 580 County of Essex. August 12th 2014.

  • Click here for the Seaside Flyer trip with 57 316. August 26th 2014.

  • Click here for the York Railfest. June 2012.

  • Click here for the Keighley & Worth Valley Diesel Gala. June 8th 2014.

  • Click here for the East Lancashire Railway Spring Diesel Gala. March 7th 2015.

  • Click here for the Hunslet 150th Anniversary gala, Middleton Railway, Leeds. Sunday 19th July 2015.

  • Click here for the London Midland 65 Event, Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Sunday 27th September 2015.

  • Click here for the Scarborough Spa Express 2015 with 45699 Galatea. Wednesday 28th October 2015.

  • Click here for the East Lancashire Railway Spring Diesel Gala. February 20th 2016.

  • Click here for the return of Flying Scotsman. February 25th 2016.

  • Click here for the Nene Valley Railway Spring Diesel Gala. April 10th 2016.

  • Click here for the Royal Scotsman train and Abertay Reunion. April 22nd and 23rd 2016.

  • Click here for Flying Scotsman and naming of 66779 Evening Star. May 10th 2016.

  • Click here for Head of Steam Darlington and NRM Shildon. May 27th 2016.

  • Click here for 46100 Royal Scot at Castleford and the NRM. June 14th and 15th 2016.

  • Click here for the East Lancs Railway Summer Diesel Spectacular & Freightliner Leeds Midland Road depot July 10th 2016.

  • Click here for Flying Scotsman Shildon Shedbash. July 27th 2016.

  • Click here for the Great Central Railway Diesel Gala. Sunday September 11th 2016.

  • Click here for the HST 40th Anniversary with Sir Kenneth Grange at NRM. Sunday October 2nd 2016.

  • Click here for the Scarborough Spa Express 2016 with 45699 Galatea. Tuesday 25th October 2016.

  • Click here for the Scarborough Spa Express 2016 with 47802. Wednesday 26th October 2016.

  • Click here for the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Haworth. December 28th 2016.

  • Click here for the Peppercorn A1 60163 Tornado running the Settle - Appleby plandampf service trains 15 February 2017.

  • Click here for the East Lancashire Spring Diesel Gala 19th February 2017.

  • Click here for the Great Central Railway Diesel Gala. Sunday March 19th 2017.

  • Click here for the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala. Friday May 19th 2017.

    60008 Dwight D Eisenhower and 4468 Mallard at NRM York, May 16th 2013.


    Adrian with 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower and 4468 Mallard at NRM York. 16/05/2013.


    Adrian with 4489 Dominion of Canada at Locomotion, Shildon. 23/05/2013.



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    Last updated 21/05/2017.