Statue of railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley set to be unveiled

A statue of railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley will be unveiled in London today.

The statue nearing completion with sculptor Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA. Credit: The Gresley Society

Sir Nigel designed the Doncaster-built Flying Scotsman and the Mallard locomotive steam engines.

The unveiling of the new statue at London Kings Cross station coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death.

This is a very special day. The Gresley Society are delighted to see this superb statue of Sir Nigel Gresley unveiled at King’s Cross, a place that was so important to his life’s work. I congratulate Hazel Reeves on the way she has caught the essence of this great engineer. It will stand as a memorial to his achievements for future generations, and to the quality of British engineering.

– John Cameron, CBE, President of The Gresley Society

Sir Nigel Gresley designed steam engines that pushed boundaries of both speed and elegance of design; I hope that my statue of this great engineer helps ensure his achievements are re-discovered and celebrated for generations to come.

– Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA