This is a guest post written by our interpretation developer, Jamie Taylor
Earlier in the year we launched a national campaign to collect stories and photographs for our… 508 more words
On the 3rd of July, 1938, the class A4 steam locomotive Mallard left Barkston Junction on a world speed record attempt.
After being slowed by unexpected works near Grantham, driver Joseph Duddington and fireman Thomas Bray (no relation, as far as I know) made the most of the opportunity presented to them by the slight downward gradient of Stoke Bank, and pushed Mallard to a momentary maximum speed of 126mph – a record that has never been matched by another steam locomotive. 700 more words
Wednesday August 27th ~ York, England
The last couple of days have been a mishmash of seeing some recommended sites, walking the streets, seeing a play, visiting a museum and eating a couple of decent meals. 600 more words