Statues - Hither & Thither
King's Cross Square (NW1)
Sir Nigel GresleyEdinburgh 1876 - Watton-at-Stone 1941
Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway. He and his team of designers worked at King’s Cross from 1921 until 1941
Bronze statue of Nigel Gresley standing without in the hall of King's Cross Station.
SIR NIGEL GRESLEY
chief mechanical engineer,
1911-1923 great northern railway,
1923-1941 london & north eastern railway.
based in an office at this station, he designed
powerful, elegant and fast locomotives
including the world famous "flying scotsman"
and "mallard", the fastest steam locomotive
in the world. his streamlined trains departed
from this station. they set new standards of
comfort, speed and safety, and were
the first truly high speed trains.
sculptor: hazel reeves frsa
placed by the gresley society trust on 5th april 2016,
the 75th anniversary of his death.