LNER A4 60009 on The Cumbrian Mountain Express on the 4/8/12

LNER A4 60009 Union of South Africa hauled the latest Cumbrian Mountain Express from Crewe to Carlisle via Manchester and the Settle and Carlisle line . The tour was again operated by the Railway Touring Company . The A4 is first seen at Hoghton foot crossing and then at Gisburn before the water stop at Hellifield . 60009 is the seen on the Long drag passing Selside on the way to Selside Shaw and on to Ribblehead . The return would see the A4 take on Shap summit and is seen at Clifton just as the sun came out.