NRM LNER 4-6-2 A4 Class "Mallard"
REAR CAR IS LOOSE, SCREW HOLE FOR MOUNTING TO BASE IS STRIPPED
During the 1930s the railway companies were starting to feel the increased competition from air and road travel as the demand for speed, efficiency and luxury grew. Despite the proved success of the A3s, Gresley and his engineers needed to take the next step to become quicker and more efficient. Whilst looking at ways to progress he travelled to Germany and America looking at their evolvement but because of size restrictions on the British railway network he discovered that their larger locomotives were not an option. It was then that chief designer Sir Nigel Gresley looked into aerodynamics, thus creating the ‘Silver Jubilee’ streamlined trains which were inspired by a Bugatti rail-car that he observed on a trip to France.
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