Loco to mark speed milestone

Rail enthusiasts gathered today to see a historic locomotive mark a milestone by racing at the fastest speed travelled by as steam train in almost half a century.

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Pilgrims gather at NRM

World's press descend on the National Railway Museum Credit: Calendar news

Dozens of journalists have turned up at the NRM to witness the historic event. They and pilgrims from all over the world including Canada, the US and Australia have gathered to celebrate Mallard's achievement and witness a sight never seen before, which fulfills the dreams of rail fans everywhere.

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