LNER A4 60009 ‘Union of South Africa’ & ‘The Christmas Yorkshireman’ (RYTC) (WHISTLES) 22/12/12

Today saw another steam railtour in the midlands, this time it was LNER A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa & the '1Z72', "The Christmas Yorkshireman" (RYTC). It was Steam hauled - London Victoria - York (not return). Well where do I start? The 22nd December 2012... The weather was unimaginable today, it had been continuously raining since about 3am and everywhere was sodden, hense the water droplets on the lense (sorry about that). What made this day even worse was when a huge long wheelbase Transit came roaring over the level crossing at about 40 and then went straight into a 1ft deep puddle in front of me, even though every other car went around it, I got abit wet! This will be the last of mainline steam this year for me, and today was the day I decommisioned my Camera, as i have purchased a Canon 650D for christmas. I hope next year will be better weather wise to say the least! But, BRING ON MAINLINE STEAM IN 2013! Merry chrismas and a happy new year. Enjoy. Mas70013 - Filmed near ASFORDBY