•£5 from the sale of each print sold goes to the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust•
Scale: 8 mm/ft – 568 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 720 mm x 305 mm (28.3 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 350 – signed and numbered
Published: May 2009
The A4 class pacifics were designed by Nigel Gresley to haul the LNER’s high speed services. Sir Nigel Gresley was the 100th Gresley designed pacific to be built and was named in his honour. No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley was chosen to haul the Stephenson Locomotive Society’s special from King’s Cross to Doncaster and back on 23rd May 1959, crewed by regular driver Bill Hoole and fireman Alf Hancox.
On the return trip it attained 112 mph descending Stoke bank – setting the post-war record for steam traction. It is shown in the condition it made this run. Sir Nigel Gresley has been preserved and is owned by the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust Ltd.
Doncaster, November 1937
Valance Removed: February 1942
Double Chimney: December 1957
Withdrawn: February 1966