Subject: Slideshow: the fastest railway engine (Mallard)
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Saturday, 06 July 2013 20:42:02 +0100
To: Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

I guess that this one may only appeal to me (I really like steam engines): (video; 4:13)

Mallard: The world's fastest steam locomotive

Mallard: The world's fastest steam locomotive (126mph)

Mallard — the engine still exists and is at the National Railway Museum in York at the moment, but it cannot run on the railway any more (although some of it's sisters can) — is still the world's fastest steam locomotive. It set the record in 1938: 126 miles / hour (203km / hour).

I'm not sure if I ever travelled on one of the Mallard-class trains, but I *did* travel on steam trains when I was a young boy. It was probably when the family travelled to the seaside.

Did I mention that I really like steam trains?

Alex Kemp