A4 60009 Union of S. Africa – Ais Gill 09/02/2013
On Saturday 9th February 2013 A4 Pacific number 60009 Union of South Africa set off from a standing start on the 1 in 100 gradient on the approach to Ais Gill Summit. The 12 coach train was one of a series of Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express rail tours and the efforts of the footplate crew are nothing but admirable as the locomotive glides away without so much as a slip. This clip along with others taken during the first few weeks of the 2013 Winter CME season will be featured in the Steamon TV webcast, which will be transmitted on Tuesday 19th February 2013. Visit www.steamon.tv for further information on how to subscribe to watch our fortnightly shows, which feature road & rail steam plus steam era railway modeling. Steamon TV also features "catch up" webcasts plus hours of on demand footage. Follow us on Twitter@steamontv. Let us have your comments or questions for studio guests via twitter on #steamontv. You'll also find us on Facebook.