Steam train speed record marked

Seventy-five years ago a new world record was set deep in the English countryside near Peterborough.

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Record breaking locomotive celebrates 75th anniversary

In the world of steam trains they do not come much bigger. Or faster. Back in 1938 The Mallard broke the world record for a locomotive reaching speeds of 126 miles per hour on its way to Peterborough from Grantham.

Well as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations, the Mallard's entire family came to her!

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