60009 – The North Wales Coast Express – 19.8.12

Waking to a nice bright still morning I decided to venture to Frodsham Hill once again in order to catch 60009 'Union of South Africa' departing from Frodsham station after the water stop with the Railway Touring Companys 'North Wales Coast Express' excursion from Liverpool to Holyhead. Naturally the clouds soon gathered but it was at least a little clearer than my last visit up there a few weeks ago. Following a bit of scene setting showing the War Memorial and the general views from the hill, number 9 is seen crossing the Weaver Viaduct and entering the station for water. She then makes a brisk (and disappointingly clagless) start as she continues the journey to Chester and North Wales.