Mallard: How The 'Blue Streak' Broke The World Speed Record

Author: Don Hale
Paperback: 166 pages
ISBN: 9781845133450
Recommendation: would read again
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On the afternoon of the 3rd of July 1938 the streamlined A4 Pacific locomotive LNER 4468, better known as Mallard, was recorded travelling at 126mph; the fastest a steam engine had ever travelled before. Amazingly that world record still stands. In this fascinating book author Don Hale takes us through the full story of the development of Mallard and the record attempt itself.