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On Railways | P Ransome-Wallis Studies Mallard

The Mallard's swansong on the line from Grantham to Peterborough.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 01 May 1960

DURATION | 8 minutes 01 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1960

Synopsis

A recording from the footplate of engine BR 60022, the famous Mallard, as it steams its way from Grantham to Peterborough. P Ransome-Wallis holds on tightly as he records the engine picking up speed from 44mph to 94mph. This recording was made shortly before diesel engines replaced steam on the route.

Did you know?

The presenter of this programme, P Ransome-Wallis, was a doctor who chose to practise medicine where he could photograph the trains he loved. Ransome-Wallis took pictures of engines all over the world, though his attention was not always appreciated by suspicious railway staff and on one occasion he had coal thrown at him.

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