Welcome to the thoughts that wash up on the sandy beaches on my mind. Paddling is encouraged.. but watch out for the sharks.
1943 Swiss Argonaut, two diesel engines with turbo and fuel injection and modified cam shafts... 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds... (not really, it just popped out, so to speak)
The Class A4 is a class of streamlined 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1935. Their streamlined design gave them high-speed capability as well as making them instantly recognisable, and one of the class, 4468 Mallard, holds the world record as the fastest steam locomotive. Thirty-five of the class were built to haul express passenger trains on the East Coast Main Line route from London Kings Cross via York to Newcastle, and later via Newcastle to Edinburgh, Scotland. They remained in service on the East Coast Main Line until the early 1960s when they were replaced by Deltic diesel locomotives. Several A4s saw out their remaining days until 1966 in Scotland, particularly on the Aberdeen - Glasgow express trains, for which they were used to improve the timing from 3.5 to 3 hours.This one, 2510, is called 'Quicksilver' and entered service on 21 September 1935 and was withdrawn on 25 April 1963.
v interesting... i like trains...
Me too - especially steam trains which had much more gravitas than diesel electric ones!
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