This just in from the NRM
Date is announced for the Great Gathering, part of Mallard 75 celebrations.
We're delighted to announce the date for our Great Gathering of all six surviving A4 class locomotives. On 3rd July, 75 years to the day since Mallard became the world's fastest steam locomotive, you can see all the remaining members of Sir Nigel Gresley's iconic class gathered around our Great Hall's turntable.
For the first time all six locomotives will be together to commemorate Mallard's historic achievement in style. Two of Mallard's sisters have even traveled 2,527 miles across the Atlantic to join in the celebrations with Dwight D. Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada coming from the U.S.A and Canada respectively.
One of these repatriated machines, Dwight D. Eisenhower, has just gone on display in our museum. Both Dwight and Mallard have recently been given a fresh coat of paint to get them on top form for the occasion and can be seen side by side in our Great Hall. Dominion of Canada is also currently undergoing cosmetic restoration which can be seen at our sister museum in Shildon.
The Great Gathering will be free entry and there is no need to book. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more details and images in the build up to the event.
Find out more: http://www.nrm.org.uk/mallard75