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Famous Steam Locomotives, British Railways.

Illustrations of 2 Fast & Famous Steam Locomotives from the British Railways.

Cover Image for Famous Steam Locomotives, British Railways.
Thirumalaa Srinivas
Thirumalaa Srinivas

Tools Used

  • iPad Pro + Procreate app + Pencil, for the 2 train illustrations.
  • Figma Desktop app, to compose the 2 trains into the feature image.

Flying Scotsman 4472

Flying Scotsman 4472 Steam Locomotive

Wikipedia

LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Class A3 Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works.

The locomotive set two world records.

  • Steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) in 1934.
  • Longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) in 1989 while in Australia.

/Flying Scotsman/ has been described as the world’s most famous steam locomotive.

It ran the London to Edinburgh route.

Stats

  • Designer: Nigel Gresley
  • Built: 1923
  • Length: 70 feet
  • Weight: 97 tons

Mallard 4468

Mallard 4468 Steam Locomotive

Wikipedia

LNER 4468 Mallard is a LNER Class A4 steam locomotive built by the London & North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works, England in 1938.

It is historically significant as the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126 mph (203 km/h).

It ran the London Waterloo to Devon Exeter route.

Stats

  • Designer: Nigel Gresley
  • Built: 1938
  • Length: 70 feet
  • Weight: 165 tons