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Herbert Nigel Gresley

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1876-1941. Born at Edinburgh. Locomotive and carriage Engineer

Best-known for -

  • Chief Mechanical Engineer of GNR and LNER from 1911-1941.
  • Pioneerof articulated coaches, buffet-cars and streamlined locomotives.
  • Designer of Great Northern, Flying Scotsman, Cock o' the North and the record breaking Mallard, K3 2-6-0 class, 02 2-8-0 class, B17 (Sandringham) 4-6-0 class for East Anglia and V2 (Green Arrow) 2-6-2 Class, all with three cylinders. [1]


  1. Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen, 2005