Union of South Africa visiting East Lancs Railway
No.6009 Union of South Africa visits East Lancs Railway, the LNER Class A4 was running as the star attraction on the line. The steam engine built in 1937 at Doncaster works and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. The engine is one of six surviving A4’s and is currently operational and mainline certified.
Running on the railway on the same day was BR B-B Class 42 No. D832 “Onslaught” and BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T No. 80097 .