60009 – The Cumbrian Mountain Express – 18.8.12

Two shots of A4 no. 60009 'Union of South Africa' with the Railway Touring Companys 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' from Liverpool to Carlisle. The train is seen on the outward journey at Olive Mount cutting, Liverpool and Carr Mill near St.Helens. The northbound run was via the Settle & Carlisle and the return via Shap. A pity she was blowing off at Olive Mount but it may be one of the last opportunities to film steam there before electrification. The end of a strange old week for me as my mother passed away on Tuesday, aged 91. I'd like to thank fellow cameramen Steve, Phil and Mike and their families for their kind messages of condolence.