LNER Gresley Pacific Framed Print
This is a beautiful, framed print of an illustration by D’Jas Myth of the class of ’35 Gresley Pacific locomotives, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley.
Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley CBE was one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers, who rose to become Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). He was the designer of some of the most famous steam locomotives in Britain, including the LNER Class A1 and LNER Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific engines. An A1 Pacific, Flying Scotsman, was the first steam locomotive officially recorded over 100 mph in passenger service, and an A4, number 4468 Mallard, still holds the record for being the fastest steam locomotive in the world.
This print shows the Gresley Pacific class of 1935 - the 2509 silver Link, 2510 Quicksilver, 2511 Silver King and 2512 Silver Fox. They were built at the Doncaster works and designed to celebrate the Silver jubilee of king George V during 1935.