Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Grantham Matters
Mallard comes to Grantham
These pictures show what the fuss is all about
HUNDREDS of rail enthusiasts were in Grantham this afternoon to see the arrival of world-record setting steam locomotive Mallard, ahead of its appearance at this weekend’s festival, the story of speed.
The historic engine has now returned to the town for the first time in 50 years after being hauled south on the east coast main line on Wednesday afternoon from its current home at the National Rail Museum.
Now, it’s the public’s chance to see the famous icon, when it is the star attraction at the event that runs on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 at Grantham Station and across the town.
Both days will run between 10 am and 5pm on each day when the public can step on the Mallard’s footplate and visit a number of exhibits and stands at the station, Walton Girls’ High School and The George Centre.
For more information visit www.mallardatgranthamco.uk and look at the festival brochure for a full run down of the events.
This one is by Stewart Mackinder
The following are from Paul Dodd…
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