THE sister locomotive to Mallard will receive a makeover in preparation for its display at the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York.

The Dwight D Eisenhower which was built in Doncaster, has travelled more than 2,500 miles across North America and the Atlantic to reach the NRM for a display which will bring together all six surviving A4 locomotives at the museum in July.

Bob Gwynne, associate curator of railway vehicles at the NRM, said: “Given Mallard’s status as the world’s fastest steam locomotive, it was only fitting that its sister locomotives enjoy some time in the spotlight after their historic homecoming to UK soil for the first time in over half a century.

“We are hoping that visitors will visit our workshop balcony to watch Heritage Painting transform Dwight D Eisenhower back to its streamlined Brunswick green best.”

The Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada, another A4 locomotive, are on loan to the NRM for two years from the National Railroad Museum in Wisconsin, USA, and Exporail, the Canadian National Railway Museum in Montreal.

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