The excitement continues about the two A4s which have crossed back across the Atlantic, to make a lineup of six in the summer when we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mallard's record run.
Gresley A4 Pacific No 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower has been given a delicious shiny new coat of Brunswick green, with late BR logo and the lining out on the nose back to normal. A fine sight alongside Mallard now in the National Railway Museum at York, one can still tell that she was sent to the USA straight from daily service, with only a new coat of paint, whereas Mallard had been beautifully restored and tended.
Photography is always difficult in the NRM but this was an occasion not to be missed. It was good to see some old friends as well.
© Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures