A4s now crossing the Atlantic
By: Web Editor
THE two LNER A4 Pacifics that have each been exiled in North America for nearly half a century have begun their voyage home.
No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower and No. 60010 Dominion of Canada were loaded aboard the container ship Atlantic Conveyor at Halifax on Tuesday September 25.
The ship, a replacement for the Atlantic Container merchant navy vessel which was sunk by the Argentine air force on May 12 1982 during the Falklands War, sailed around 8am on Wednesday February 26, UK time.
She is due to dock at Liverpool on October 2.
From Liverpool, the A4s will be taken by low loader to Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, and in the short term, immediately placed there on public display. Entry is free.
For the full exclusive story of their homecoming, don’t miss the next edition of our sister title The Railway Magazine, on sale WENDESDAY OCTOBER 3.
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