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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 12 (April 1, 1930)

Capable of 100 Miles an Hour

Capable of 100 Miles an Hour

“The greatest speed I ever attained,” said Mr. David Gibson, a well-known L.M.S.R. enginedriver, “was 95 miles an hour. I was driving the latest type of Royal Scot engine coming down the gradient from the Shap Summit to Carlisle. The engine ‘Novelty,’ of the same type which I have been driving for the last two years is, I believe, if I let her all out, capable of 100 miles an hour.” Mr. Gibson made his non-stop record a few months ago, when he drove a train from Glenboig, north of Glasgow, to Euston, a distance slightly longer than the 402 miles non-stop run of the Royal Scot Express from London to Glasgow (Central) in April, 1928. Mr. Gibson retired at the end of November.—(From the Railway Gazette.)