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Legendary Doncaster locomotive Mallard kicks off new magazine collection

Doncaster Councillor Bob Johnson with World Record holder A4 Pacific Mallard at Wabtec Works, Doncaster.

Doncaster Councillor Bob Johnson with World Record holder A4 Pacific Mallard at Wabtec Works, Doncaster.

Doncaster built locomotive legend Mallard has kicked off a new magazine collection put together in association with the National Railway Museum.

The Great British Locomotives Collection went on sale this week and includes a scale model of the world’s fastest steam loco, which was built at Doncaster Plant Works, for readers to enjoy.

Mallard cemented its name in the record books on July 3, 1938 when it clocked a record breaking 126mph - a record that has never been bettered by a steam loco to this day.

Designed and built by acclaimed railway engineering pioneer Sir Nigel Gresley, the A4 Class loco is currently housed at the National Railway Museum in York but made a rare visit to Doncaster last autumn as part of the St Leger Festival celebrations.

The magazine, priced at £2.99 for the first edition, will feature the Flying Scotsman, which was also built in Doncaster, in a later edition.

 

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