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Mallard: How the Blue Streak Broke the World Steam Speed Record Don Hale

Mallard: How the Blue Streak Broke the World Steam Speed Record

Don Hale

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In July 1938, the superbly streamlined A4 Pacific class steam locomotive Mallard set a world speed record of 126 miles per hour, a record that still stands. This engrossing history covers the rise of the Mallard, a tale that goes back to the lateMoreIn July 1938, the superbly streamlined A4 Pacific class steam locomotive Mallard set a world speed record of 126 miles per hour, a record that still stands. This engrossing history covers the rise of the Mallard, a tale that goes back to the late 19th century when the rival railway companies first began to vie with one another to set speed records. It charts the technological development of the steam engine through the early decades of the 20th century into a hugely powerful and truly locomotive machine. Above all, it focuses on the singular and larger-than-life character of Sir Nigel Gresley, the Mallards designer and one of history attempted to break the record and thunder into the record books.