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What shall we call the new Gresley V4 No. 3403?

I am looking forward to seeing a representative of the long-lost LNER V4s. I always thought it a great shame they weren’t more numerous.

The result of Gresley’s determination to find a perfect haulier for Highland traffic,it proved susceptible to wartime standards of maintenance, which led to its alteration under Thompson – who needed little excuse to rid himself of yet another example of three-cylinder Gresleyana.

Peppercorn rationalised the whole affair in 1949 with the K1s. However, all that said, the improvements proposed should ensure the new V4’s success.

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