Video: Sir Nigel Gresley steam train passes through Comet Country

HUNDREDS of train enthusiasts gathered at stations across Comet country as the historic steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley passed through on Sunday. The steam engine still holds the post-war steam speed record of 112mph set on May 23, 1959, descending so

HUNDREDS of train enthusiasts gathered at stations across Comet country as the historic steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley passed through on Sunday.

The steam engine still holds the post-war steam speed record of 112mph set on May 23, 1959, descending southward from Stoke Summit. The engine in fact exceeded 100mph twice on the same day.

Sir Nigel Gresley 60007 was pulling the Christmas Fenman from King's Cross to King's Lynn and passed through Stevenage at 12.18pm, Hitchin at 12.11pm and at Royston it stopped at 11.28am and departed at 11.49am where people lined platforms and vantage points outside the stations to get a glimpse of the great locomotive.


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