60009, 3 cylinder blitz over Shap & Ais Gill

60009 Union of South Africa was out once again with the third Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express working the A4 had been performing well with the runs and here it was my turn to capture the A4. Seen in fine form at Shap Wells with an outstanding performance and later at Ais Gill summit on the S&C line. This was my first glimpse of 60009 in over 5 years so it was a "long time no see" for this firm favourite locomotive.