L. & N. E. R. 4-6-2 No. 4468
L. & N. E. R 4-6-2 No. 4468
Printed & Published by J. Arthur Dixon Ltd, Newport, I.W, England
“Mallard” (Class A4)
Designed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the L. & N. E. R., Sir Nigel Gresley, No. 4468 set up a new speed record for steam traction on Sunday, July 3rd, 1938, during brake trials. The record was made between Grantham and Peterborough on the main line.
The train passed Grantham at 24 m.p.h. and reached 74.5 m.p.h. at Stoke. Having passed the summit, speed rose rapidly to 104 m.p.h. in 3 miles and culminated in 126 m.p.h. at Mile Post 90 and over 120 m.p.h. was maintained for 3 miles.
This locomotive is now preserved at the Museum of British Transport, London, S.W.4
Postcard has not been used and is in very good condition
Photo is of actual item and not a stock photo