Monthly Archives: June 2010

Mallard: streamlined for speed

Most people are probably aware that the NRM’s star loco Mallard has gone on her holidays from York and is now on display at Locomotion in Shildon (see Anthony’s post below). This seemed like a good time to have a … Continue reading

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Back on display

After a frenetic few days, National Collection icon “Mallard” is back on public display, now in the Collection building at Shildon. Cab access steps have been re-erected and after some staff training, the footplate will be open at select times … Continue reading

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Safely home

Today’s excitement was of course the move of Mallard by steam to Shildon. Whilst controversial in some quarters, the loco is now on display to a new audience and the crowds were out along the East Coast Main Line, with … Continue reading

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Mallard is made ready

Not a great deal to say – the picture speaks for itself, but at 2.50pm on Wednesday, Tornado will haul Mallard to Shildon, due to arrive at the latter venue around 5.29pm if all is well. Let’s hope the sunshine … Continue reading

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Down in the Forest something stirred…

Last Wednesday, I was a guest of the Dean Forest Railway at the 200th Anniversary luncheon to celebrate two centuries of the Severn & Wye Railway. A beautiful day, and 12 years since I had last been to the DFR. … Continue reading

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Mallard in the workshop and more

A quick canter round the week’s events. Mallard moved into the workshop in readiness for her holiday in Shildon, Richard Pearson and the Shildon team preparing the engine by examining all axlebox underkeeps, pads etc and removing the connecting rods. … Continue reading

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Edward McKnight Kauffer

A couple of weeks ago one of our star posters went out on loan to the Yale Centre for British Art at Yale University in America. The poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer was made for the Great Western Railway in … Continue reading

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Great Western 175 – the Cotswold Festival of Steam

Yesterday we headed for Toddington for a full day of Great Westernry – and were not disappointed! As well as the operating railway, there were several extra displays, from model railways to road vehicles and seemingly everything in between. A … Continue reading

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