We devised and delivered, what became the most successful programme in the history of The National Railway Museum, with over 360,000 visitors taking part across 6 weeks.
This season of events celebrated the anniversary of the locomotive Mallard breaking the world steam speed record. The core offer that underpinned the season was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all six surviving A4 locomotives in one place. Supporting this was an exhibition, live steam events, dinners, exclusive photography opportunities, talks and an event that brought former A4 drivers and fireman back together, many who had not met since the age of steam.
The preparation involved the shipping and restoration of two locomotives from different museums in North America. A highlight included the patron of the season, the then HRH Prince Charles, arriving in the Great Hall on the Royal Train, pulled by a live steam engine.