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The Great Gathering: a remarkable reunion of locomotives and boilers.

Whatever its fame and history, a locomotive can also be seen as a collection of skilfully designed, manufactured and maintained components. The frames of a locomotive are often considered the source of its identity, with other parts frequently swapped between … Continue reading

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How to paint the world’s fastest steam loco

Today’s guest blog was written by Ian Hewitt from Heritage Painting, the great team who cosmetically restored Mallard and Dwight D. Eisenhower.  In spring last year we were asked by the museum to quote for the repainting of two LNER … Continue reading

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How Mallard inspired a rock band

Hi, my name is Sam and I handle the social media channels for the museum. As we prepare for Mallard 75 celebrations, I’ve started to look at the many ways Mallard, the world’s fastest steam loco, has inspired people;  from appearing on … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: record breakers meet to dwell on former glories

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Bob Gwynne, our Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles, … Continue reading

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Gresley Gala at Shildon – preview part 2

Just a quick update and preview in the midst of shunting and lighting fires. If you needed a reason to come to Shildon this weekend for the 6th annual Steam Gala, then see if these photos persuade you – a … Continue reading

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Shildon Steam Gala Prelude

One of the highlights each year in the calendar at Locomotion is the annual Shildon Steam Gala. This year is a bit of a celebration – not only of the 6th anniversary of opening and recent millionth visitor, but also the … Continue reading

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Locomotion wanderings: Mallard with ‘mouth’ open, and more

I’ve been getting my head down on paperwork and meetings this last week or so. But a day in the office at Shildon led to me having a walkabout for some fresh air – and I took the camera with … Continue reading

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