Heritage Trains. From Mallard to Hogwarts Express to a GWR  2-8-0 steam locomotive 

 
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Mallard LNER Class A4 ''Mallard''
Oringinal painting available 12" x 32" oil on canvas.

Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in 1938. It is historically significant because it is the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives.

The A4 class was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to power high-speed streamlined trains. The wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamic body and high power allowed the class to reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), although in everyday service it was relatively uncommon for any steam hauled service in the UK to reach even 90 mph, much less 100. Mallard covered almost one and a half million miles (2.4 million km) before it was retired in 1963.



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The Hogswarts Express traversing the Glenfinnian Viaduct

If you thought the biggest star of the Harry Potter films was actor Daniel Radcliffe then think
again. The real heavyweight in the blockbuster movies based on J K Rowling’s record-selling
books is actually engine no.5972, the maroon and gold steam locomotive - known on screen
as Hogwarts Castle - that hauls the Hogwarts Express, and Harry and his young wizard
friends, from platform 9 ¾ at London’s Kings Cross station.




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Great Western Railway  1939:  GWR  2885 Class  2-8-0  No. 3802

Oringinal painting available 16" x 20" oil on canvas

The Great Western Railway (GWR)  is a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotive designed for heavy freight work. They were a development of the earlier 2800 Class. The 2884s differed from the original engines in a number of respects, the most obvious being that a more modern Collett side window cab was provided. 167 locomotives were built in total. 


LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY is primarily a steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station, located beside the Dee River Bridge, in Llangollen Town, Wales the journey continues for 7 ½ miles upstream, following the River Dee to the village of Carrog. The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its entire length.





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