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Gresley A4 pacific no. E22 Mallard in charge of a Plymouth -Paddington service during the 1948 locomotive exchange trials. This shot was taken at the eastern end of Taunton station and was probably a route familiarity run as the depicted carriage isn't the dynamometer car.
According to Wikipedia Mallard was used only once during the exchange trials themselves and that was on a down Atlantic Coast Express but it failed at Exeter and took no further part being replaced by 60033 Seagull.
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