Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Antique Photograph

An original antique photograph of the Sir Nigel Gresley locomotive found during a house clearance in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Facts

Built for the LNER in 1937, and the 100th Gresley Pacific built. Its Doncaster Works number was 1863. It was originally numbered 4498. It is a 4-6-2 locomotive to the same design by Sir Nigel Gresley as the more famous Mallard.

The locomotive was mainly based at London King’s Cross with a spell at Grantham during World War II.

Sir Nigel Gresley holds the post-war speed record for steam traction – it was clocked doing 112 mph in 1959.