Video: Preparations ahead of the arrival of the famous Mallard in Grantham

The Mallard is special guest in Grantham this weekend, as a festival is put on in honour of the record-breaking locomotive.

It pulled into Grantham railway station yesterday (Wednesday) amid much excitement...and the Journal was there to capture the historic event.

The Mallard Arrives at Grantham Train Station. 433D

The Mallard Arrives at Grantham Train Station. 433D

This footage shows the crowds and media gathered, awaiting the arival of the world’s fastest steam locomotive.

Click on the links below for more Mallard video footage.