60009 – The North Wales Coast Express – 22.7.12

Hauling her first railtour since overhaul, A4 pacific no.60009 'Union of South Africa' is seen with the Railway Touring Company's 'North Wales Coast Express' from Crewe to Holyhead and return. The train is seen at three locations on the outward journey, firstly departing Manchester Piccadilly, then at Moore, near Warrington and finally, with Helsby Hill in the background, at Guilden Sutton. Thanks to all involved with the operation of the tour and to John Cameron for having had his locomotive overhauled to mainline standard once again.