Mallard: Fastest Steam Train

The Mallard has been designed specifically for driving high-speed trains. Its streamlined body was tested in a wind tunnel at speeds in excess of 160 km/h. The locomotive itself set a speed record for steam locomotives on July 3, 1938 (202.7 km/h on a slight slope), which no one managed to beat.

Fastest Steam Train

It entered the Mallard line on March 3, 1938, and was taken out of service on April 25, 1963. In 1986-87, it was restored and carried several tourist trains on the route York-Scarborough, York-Harrogate / Leeds (UK).

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