A4 60009 on The Cumbrian Mountain Express on Sat 18th Aug 2012.
LNER A4 60009 Union of South Africa was at the helm of The Cumbrian Mountain Express on Saturday 18th August 2012. The tour run by The Railway Touring Company was running from Crewe to Carlisle and was steam hauled from Liverpool Lime Street for the journey north via Blackburn, Hellifield and The Settle and Carlisle Railway the tour was then returning via Shap and the wcml. We first see the A4 with Eleven on the hook and 47798 'Prince William' hanging on the rear at Hoghton Bottoms were I was nearly bowled by the local DMU but thankfully I just got away with it, then we see 60009 in the open countryside just after Gisburn and then finally at Selside Shaw were 60009 was well into her stride on the Long Drag. Nice to see Steve at Hoghton and I hope you enjoy.