Grantham Festival of Speed 2013 :: Shared Description

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)
by David Dixon
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SK9135 : 1930s Buffet Car, Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : 4468 Mallard at Grantham Festival of Steam 2013 by David Dixon
SK9135 : 4468 Mallard by David Dixon
SK9034 : Bristol Lodekka on Harlaxton road by David Dixon
SK9135 : Leyland Tiger, Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Mallard, Before the Crowds by David Dixon
SK9135 : Deltic 55019 (Royal Highland Fusilier at Grantham) by David Dixon
SK9135 : Vintage Bus Service, Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Bristol VR at Grantham by David Dixon
SK9135 : Mallard at the Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Crowds Queue to See Mallard by David Dixon
SK9135 : Deltic Locomotive at Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Leyland Tiger at Grantham by David Dixon
SK9135 : Royal Highland Fusilier by David Dixon
SK9135 : 3-Litre Bentley Engine by David Dixon
SK9135 : Grantham Festival of Speed, 2013 by David Dixon
SK9135 : Grantham Festival of Speed - Before the Event by David Dixon
SK9135 : Mallard at the Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : Deltic "Royal Highland Fusilier" at Grantham Festival of Steam by David Dixon
SK9135 : Grantham Festival of Speed 2013 by David Dixon
SK9135 : Mallard at Grantham by David Dixon
SK9135 : Vintage Buses at Grantham Station by David Dixon
SK9135 : Grantham Railway Station, Station Road West by David Dixon
SK9135 : Mallard at Grantham Festival of Speed by David Dixon
SK9135 : 4468 Mallard at Grantham by David Dixon

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Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2013, Updated: Fri, 13 Sep 2013

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