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It has been confirmed that Ex-LNER A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa will run at the East Lancashire Railway for a year once the Coronavirus crisis has come to an end.
Today, 60009’s mainline certificate has come to an end – after 29 years on the mainline with LNER and British Rail, and a further 47 years under John Cameron’s ownership.
Currently, there are no plans for an overhaul after a year at the East Lancashire Railway.
What is your favourite memory of 60009? Let us know in the comments below!
A brief history of 60009’ Union of South Africa’60009 Union of South Africa is an LNER Class A4 steam locomotive. It was built in 1937 at Doncaster Works. The ‘A4’ was a common sight on the East Coast Mainline between London and Scotland. 60009 is one of six surviving A4s.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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