‘Duck’ row rumbles on as Gresley statue is unveiled… and former ‘Top Shed’ 0-6-2 goes back to King’s Cross

IT WAS meant to be a day of pure celebration as the towering 7ft 4in statue of Sir Nigel Gresley was revealed at King’s Cross.

‘Duck’ row rumbles on as Gresley statue is unveiled… and former ‘Top Shed’ 0-6-2 goes back to King’s Cross
History is made as Gresley Society-owned ‘N2′ No. 1744 and Severn Valley teak carriage No. 7960 take the limelight for a couple of hours under King’s Cross’ western barrel-roof trainshed on April 6. JAMES HAMILTON
However, despite the powerful representation of the former LNER chief mechanical engineer standing beneath his former office, the ‘elephant in the concourse’ on April 6 was that of the failed bid to incorporate a symbolic mallard at his feet; something that was strongly focused on by the national media.

Read more in May’s edition of The RM

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