The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Ltd

Registered Charity N°1079591


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Welcome to the web site of the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Ltd, a registered charity. Owner of, and dedicated to the preservation and continued operation of, iconic LNER A4 'Pacific' 4498 / 7 / 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.
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N°4498 Sir Nigel Gresley was the 100th Gresley Pacific built by the Great Northern Railway / London and North Eastern Railway. Built at Doncaster as works N°1863, the locomotive entered service in 1937 following a naming ceremony at Marylebone station on 26th November. The locomotive was mainly based at London King's Cross, with a spell at Grantham during World War II, and was briefly re-numbered as N°7 before becoming N°60007 when the LNER was merged into British Railways. On 3rd June 1956 Sir Nigel Gresley had the honour of hauling the Royal Train from King's Cross to York with H.M the Queen on board. The "Stephenson Locomotive Society Special" of the 23rd May 1959 was the first train in the UK with a booked or advertised schedule of over 100 m.p.h. and during that trip N°60007 set the official post-war speed record for steam traction of 112 mph.

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 2015 to 2022 saw Sir Nigel undergoing a heavy overhaul. Full details are available here 

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