Ive heard a rumour from somewhere, cant recollect where exactly, that one of these supposedly reached 100mph somewhere between Southport and Liverpool Exchange slightly before Truro's 102 mph run in 1904. However, there is no evidence to support it and it wasn't documented. Has anyone else ever heard this? Looking at the locos, they look like they might have been capable of it, with 7 foot 3 driving wheels. Only one way to find out - new build!!