OTD in 1938, Gresley's A4 Mallard touched 126mph, on Stoke Bank, south of Grantham, setting a steam world speed record which stands today.
History made after full year with no rail industry-caused fatality: For the first time in history, a full year... bit.ly/1qw9Onp
Big news today: 57 trains a day are 'significantly late'. That means the other 24,000 or so aren't. Strangely, this wasn't mentioned.