Hornby R3371 “Mallard”Railroad LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No 4468 Era 3 DCC Ready
The LNER Gresley A4 is probably the most iconic Pacific Express design of locomotive in Great Britain, with its streamlined casing. It was a classic symbol of the attitude towards speed and design in the 1930s, which saw increased competition to the railways from road and air travel. The LNER Board knew that they had to make travel between the major cities faster, comfortable and more reliable. High speed diesel services were starting to make an impact abroad and in May 1933, the German State Railways diesel-electric Fliegende Hamburger entered service, running for extended periods at 85mph.
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