How the'Blue Streak' Broke the World Speed Record

    Don Hale

    Aurum 2013

    Hardback 195pp Illustrated

    9781781311943   Product Code: 22433

    Nigel Gresley's iconic streamlined A4 class locomotive was built for speed on the East Coast Main Line, and Mallard made history in July 1938 with a steam speed record that stands to this day. This updated second edition examines the competition between rival railway companies that led to ever-faster engines, traces the evolution of steam locomotives and draws on the reminiscences of the Mallard's footplate crew to tell the story of its record-breaking run.

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