Repatriated A4s to be reunited with UK-based sister this weekend!
By: Robin Jones
Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon will welcome a third A4 locomotive this weekend, when No. 60009 Union of South Africa will join its repatriated sister engines 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower and 60010 Dominion of Canada!
This is the first time that the repatriated locomotives will be reunited with one of its UK based sister engines.
Union of South Africa is one of the three remaining operating A4s in the UK and is scheduled to arrive by rail on Friday, October 19.
All visitors to Locomotion will be able to enjoy the three BR livered A4s on site together.
Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada will be positioned outside the museum, either on the sidings or on the museum apron, and for a small charge, you will be able to ride behind No.9 on the museum's demonstration line as far as the coal drops.
The engine has been brought to the museum to take part in a magical line up of 60008, 60009 and 60010. This evening event on October 19-20 is being organised by 30742 Charters.
Admission to the line-up event is by pre-booked ticket only; tickets cost £60. Railway and photography enthusiasts have the opportunity to photograph a line up of three LNER A4 locomotives. To apply for tickets for the charter, which begins when the museum closes after 4pm each day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For daytime visitors, Locomotion has free admission and free parking.
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