Where no A4s have ever gone before!
By: Robin Jones
At the time when the last LNER A4 Pacifics were withdrawn from service, Britain’s motorway network was still taking shape.
When No. 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower was exported to the USA in the Sixties, the M6 was still being built, and there was no M58 linking to it from Liverpool.
At 2.30pm on Thursday, October 4, No. 60008 was moved out of Liverpool Docks on a Moveright International low loader after being loaded from the cargo ship Atlantic Conveyor the previous morning.
The lorry took the M58 out of the city to join the M6, and then the A66 across the Pennines to the Locomotion museum at Shildon. Such a move could not have taken place in the days of steam.
No. 60008 was placed there on display while the low loader returned to Liverpool to collect sister No. 60010 Dominion of Canada.
Admission to Locomotion is free.
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