LNER A4 4468 Mallard is not only one of the most beautiful locomotives in history, but also the fastest. July 3, 1938, he set a speed record for locomotives, which was never beaten – 126 mph (202.7 km / h). Worked until 1963, wound up 2.4 million kilometers. In the 1980s it was rebuilt.
The old man has long been no longer driving at great distances and at high speed, so the video below is another locomotive of the same class – LNER A4 “Sir Nigel Gresley”. But the idea of what these locomotives are capable of, this video gives.