Locomotives, Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower, have departed Britain sailing from Liverpool for Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the Atlantic Concert.
Both locos received a comprehensive cosmetic restoration by experts at the National Railway Museum ready for the Mallard 75 series of celebratory events.
In 2013 and 2014, all six survivors of this class of locomotive, thought by many to be Britain’s greatest steam engines, were united three times to mark Mallard’s unbroken world speed record, attracting an unprecedented 365,000 visitors to the museums in York and Shildon, Co Durham sites.
Dwight and Dominion were on loan to the National Railway Museum from the National Railroad Museum in Wisconsin, USA and Exporail, the Canadian National Railway Museum in Montreal for two years. Once in Nova Scotia the pair will continue the journey home by rail.