Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: 126 MPH

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

The Mallard was a LNER Class A4 locomotive which set the world speed record for a steam locomotive at 126 miles per hour on July 3, 1938. Mallard operated on the London and Northeastern Railway until April 1963. It was 5 months old when it set the record.

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