A4 60009 battles the Snow on Shap on The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express 23rd Feb 2013

LNER A4 60009 Union of South Africa took the helm of the 4th Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express operated by the Railway Touring Company from Carnforth to Carlisle via the 1 in 75 climb over Shap and returning to Farington Junction via the Settle and Carlisle line .The A4 is first seen near Shap Summit in a snow storm on the last part of the 1 in 75 climb towards the Summit. The return would see 60009 at Cotehill ( not the planned shot as I had to move due to tractor noise so I turned this shot into monochrome with the telegraph poles still being about )before the water stop at Appleby . The last shot sees the A4 at Birkitt Common with snow on the ground . . Still available on DVD Steam up North at £10 inc P& P via the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWFS92kuEA