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Mallard - Steams Ultimate Speed Machine ( Official N.R.M product )

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Marking 75 years since Mallard broke the speed record. Born of a century's technological development experience and scientific discovery Mallard was the greatest steam train ever created. She was not just sleek powerful and quick; she was also beautiful. Sir Nigel Gresley the genius who created her had vast workshops as well as a huge industrial battalion to do his bidding and could tour the world seeking the most advanced technologies. The Pacific A4 class of locomotive including most famously Mallard was developed at a critical point in history: the Goldilocks moment when the age of steam was at its height and before the shadow of the Second World War eclipsed the splendour that had been the railway age. In the 1930s two British railway companies (the LNER and the LMS) offered rival services from London to Scotland but they could not compete on price as the Government had introduced a national ticketing system. What they did instead was usher in the age of elegance and luxury on the rails in the LNER's case famously with Sir Nigel Gresley's Teaks probably the most elegant British railway carriages there ever were. All the others were just coaches or compartments: Gresley's Teaks were carriages. In addition there was the Race to the North the unofficial but deadly serious rivalry between LNER and LMS over journey times between London and Scotland. This DVD tells this incredible story. Step inside for the ride of your life.

  • Mallard: Steam's Ultimate Speed Machine available on October 27 2019 from Zavvi for 20.39
  • Mallard - Steams Ultimate Speed Machine ( Official N.R.M product ) available on April 21 2015 from Base for 10.59
  • EAN bar code 5055298048482 ξ1 registered October 27 2019
  • EAN bar code 5055298048482 ξ2 registered September 27 2014
  • Product category is DVD - Special Interest Home

    ^ Mallard: Steam's Ultimate Speed Machine, Go Entertain. Zavvi. (revised Oct 2019)
    ^ Mallard - Steams Ultimate Speed Machine ( Official N.R.M product ) Base. (revised Apr 2015)

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