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Mallard sister locomotives in UK for anniversary celebrations
7:59am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
SISTER locomotives of York’s famous Mallard have returned to UK soil for the first time in more than half a century.
Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower were unloaded at the Port of Liverpool after a 2,527 mile Atlantic journey, following a rail trek across North America. All six survivors of this class of locomotive are now in the UK.
The North American duo are on loan to the National Railway Museum for two years, from the National Railroad Museum in Wisconsin, USA and Exporail, the Canadian National Railway Museum in Montreal.
They will feature in next year’s celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Mallard breaking the rail speed record and the first chance to see Mallard’s sister locomotives will be at the National Railway Museum in Shildon. They will then move to York to be painted.