60009 Union Of South Africa at 77mph

Ex-LNER A4, 60009 Union of South Africa, at speed on the WCML, descending Shap at Greenholme, under Scotchmans Bridge, and near Brock on the racing stretch between Lancaster and Preston. A calculation based on the length of a mark 1 indicates that she was doing 77mph at both places. Nice to see some proper summer weather at long last too. Thanks to my dad for the lineside shot at Brock. No. 9 was hauling the Railway Touring Company's Cumbrian Mountain Express, on 18.08.12, from Liverpool to Carlisle, incorporating the S&C and Shap.