A computer generated 3D film about the record breaking, and still record holding, Mallard steam locomotive has arrived at the Science Museum.

Featuring archival footage and 3D computer animation, The Mallard 3D film recreates moment when the she raced down Stoke Bank on the East Coast Mainline at 126mph to set this historic world record.


Bob Gwynne, Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles at the National Railway Museum, sets the scene during a pre-show introduction, then there is a slightly nausea inducing fly through the inside of the steam engine itself.

Tickets cost £6.


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One comment
  1. Dave says:

    If my sighting is correct, the signal that appears “off” at 0:21 is reversed. It is clearly on the left side of the track, and there seems to be no reason for it to be there if it refers to the opposite direction. Is (or more likely was) there a signal placed there in fact?

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