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Limited Edition Print: £32.50
Scale: 8 mm/ft – 562 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 720 mm x 305 mm (28.3 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
Designed by Nigel Gresley to haul the LNER’s new streamlined Silver Jubilee service between London and Newcastle, No. 2509 Silver Link was the first A4 pacific to emerge from Doncaster works. The LNER organised a publicity trip for their new service, run on 27th September 1935, for invited guests and members of the press.
It was hauled by Silver Link and crewed by Kings Cross driver Arthur Taylor and fireman Jack Luty. The fully streamlined train of seven coaches averaged 100 mph for 43 miles and continuously sustained over 100 mph for 25 miles, with a peak of 112 mph near Sandy. Silver Link is shown in the condition it made this historic run.
Doncaster, September 1935
Valance Removed: December 1941
Double Chimney: October 1957
Withdrawn: December 1962