Rapido Trains - 935001 - LNER Dynamometer Car No.23591 (1928-1938 Condition)935001
Rapido Trains - 935001 - LNER Dynamometer Car No.23591 (1928-1938 Condition)
No. 23591, LNER teak finish with lining. This covers the glory days of LNER high speed running from 1928 to 1938. Optional duckets will be supplied to allow for modifications made prior to Mallard’s record breaking run.
Best known as the vehicle that recorded the 126mph run of LNER ‘A4’ No. 4468 Mallard on July 3 1938, the North Best known as the vehicle that recorded the 126mph run of LNER ‘A4’ No. 4468 Mallard on July 3 1938, the North Eastern Railway’s test car, built at Darlington Works in 1906, is now on display at the National Railway Museum, where it has been reunited with Mallard.
No. 23591 passed into LNER ownership after the Grouping of 1923 where Chief Mechanical Engineer Sir Nigel Gresley used it extensively to test his new designs and modifications against established locomotives. It was even used behind the UK’s only steam-diesel hybrid locomotive!
The Dynamometer car and its paper trace recorded Mallard’s top speed of 126mph on Stoke Bank in 1938. The vehicle eventually passed into British Railway ownership and continued to be used for scientific testing including the famous 1948 Locomotive Exchange Trials. The Dynamometer Car is now preserved as part of the National Collection at the NRM in York.
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