Mallard’s sister locomotive gets makeover

Dwight D Eisenhower

Dwight D Eisenhower

First published in News

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.

For more information on the NRM’s 75th anniversary plans for 2013, visit nrm.org.uk/mallard75

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9:18am Tue 4 Dec 12

Eric Style says...

Is the on next to it also an A4? looks like it needs some work
Is the on next to it also an A4? looks like it needs some work Eric Style
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9:50am Tue 4 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

Eric Style wrote:
Is the on next to it also an A4? looks like it needs some work
Probably Dominion of Canada. After an Atlantic crossing on an open deck we all would need abit of TLC
[quote][p][bold]Eric Style[/bold] wrote: Is the on next to it also an A4? looks like it needs some work[/p][/quote]Probably Dominion of Canada. After an Atlantic crossing on an open deck we all would need abit of TLC sheps lad
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11:15am Tue 4 Dec 12

kryten says...

I am happy that she is getting a makeover, just wonder if they should finish the Flying Scotsman first!
I am happy that she is getting a makeover, just wonder if they should finish the Flying Scotsman first! kryten
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2:24pm Tue 4 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

Big price difference between a paint job and a rebuild!
Big price difference between a paint job and a rebuild! sheps lad
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2:10am Fri 7 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

Looks good in the new paint outside the Shildon museum.

Hopefully the Press will tell us before the event as to when we can expect these trains to be hauled down the main line to York (sadly they're not certified to run under their own power).
Looks good in the new paint outside the Shildon museum. Hopefully the Press will tell us before the event as to when we can expect these trains to be hauled down the main line to York (sadly they're not certified to run under their own power). Magicman!
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