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Birthday of Mallard designer marked

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Mallard at the National Railway Museum Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The birthday of the man behind the world's fastest steam train has been marked with a special historic re-enactment today.

Sir Nigel Gresley, who was born on this day in 1876, designed the Mallard, which will celebrate 75 years of holding the speed record for steam on July 3.

Actor Chris Cade from Platform 4 Theatre dressed as Gresley and posed beside the famous loco at the National Railway Museum in York to recreate a classic photograph from 1938 - the year of the Mallard's record run.

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