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Mallard returned to steam between March 25, 1986, and August 27, 1988, and hauled a special train on July 3, 1988 to mark the exact 50 th anniversary of its world record run. One of the main reasons why the National Railway Museum decided not to resteam it for the 75th anniversary was the fact that there are three A4s operating on the main line today, and adding a fourth would not make commercial sense . In 1986, it hauled a series of British Rail dining train trips from Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon and back, and on October 26 that year was seen passing Blackthorn, Oxfordshire, on one of them. JOHN TITLOW

Contents Chapter 1 6Introduction Chapter 2 14 Mallard 75 by royal appointment Chapter 3 20 the ones that got away Chapter 4 40 Mallard on tour Chapter 5 48 Doncaster Museum remembers the speed kings Chapter 6 52 the autumn great gathering Chapter 7 60 they made it happen! Chapter 8 64 New light on the steam era’s finest

Chapter 9 70 Sons of Mallard Chapter 10 78 Bittern timed at 94 Chapter 11 84 the rebirth of ‘the Cross’ Chapter 12 90 giants of the roundhouse Chapter 13 102 the electric ‘Mallard’ Chapter 14 104 the great goodbye Chapter 15 122 the magnificent seven Chapter 16 124 a new gresley masterpiece for the

21st century

MALLARD

THE MAGNIFICENT SIX

Author: Robin Jones Designers: Tim Pipes , Libby Fincham, Charlotte Pearson Reprographics: Jonathan Schofield, Simon Duncan Group production editor: Tim Hartley Production manager: Craig Lamb Marketing manager: Charlotte Park Publishing director: Dan Savage Commercial director: Nigel Hole Published by : Mortons Media Group Ltd, Media Centre, Morton Way, Horncastle , Lincolnshire LN9 6JR Tel: 01507 529529 Printed by : William Gibbons and Sons, Wolverhampton Credits: All pictures marked * are published under a Creative Commons licence. Full details may be obtained at http://creativecommons.org/licences ISBN 978-1-909128-43-9 All material copyright Mortons Media Limited, 2014. All rights reserved. © Mortons Media Group Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying , recording , or any information storage retrieval system without prior permission in writing from the publisher.

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