Some big names are on the departures board at the National Railway Museum as the Mallard 75 programme steams to a close
A quarter of a million people are thought to have seen the Mallard A4 4468 at the National Railway Museum last year. Now two of its six locomotives have been seen off by a team of cheerleaders ahead of their return to their north American home.
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The Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada were given the send-off before leaving Yorkshire forever. They will appear with their sister engines for a final time in the Great Goodbye, on the tracks at the museum’s site in Shildon, in February.
“Although the stereotypical cheer starts 2,4,6,8, we were happy to change ours to 4,4,6,8,” said Hannah Denham, of the University of York’s Hornets squad, who cheered their way through the final day of the public display in the city.
Mallard will remain in the museum’s Great Hall until tomorrow (January 28 2014).
- Visit nrm.org.uk/mallard75 for full details of the Great Goodbye.
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