SK9135 : Grantham Festival of Speed - Before the Event

taken 6 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grantham Festival of Speed - Before the Event
Grantham Festival of Speed - Before the Event
A 1930s 3rd class buffet car stand behind the Mallard steam Engine (and beyond that the class 55 "Deltic" locomotive) brought to Grantham for the "Festival of Steam". This photograph was taken on the Friday, when members of the public were not given access to the compound. Compare this with SK9135 : 1930s Buffet Car, Grantham Festival of Speed, taken the following day, during the festival.
Grantham Festival of Speed 2013
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th of September, The famous locomotive Mallard was the centrepiece of a free East Coast 'Festival of Speed' open 10am - 5pm each day at Grantham railway station.

The event formed part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of when the speed record was set just south of Grantham at Stoke Bank when the A4 Class steam locomotive hit 126mph on 3rd July, 1938 (Mallard75 LinkExternal link National Rail Museum).

The National Railway Museum reported, via its Facebook page, that the Grantham Festival of Speed attracted over 15,000 visitors over the weekend.

LinkExternal link Festival website
LinkExternal link BBC News Lincolnshire
LinkExternal link Grantham Journal

LinkExternal link Collection of photos (South Kesteven District Council Facebook page)
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9148 3513 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9147 3515
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Railway  Steam Locomotive  Diesel Electric Locomotive  A4 Class Locomotive  A4 Pacific  Class 55  Deltic  Grantham  Goods Yard 

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