Sir Nigel Gresley’s ‘007 Gang’

WITH the ongoing overhaul of A4 4-6-2 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley reported to be on schedule at York and Llangollen (boiler), it is likely that the 4-6-2’s return to the main line will coincide with the planned and permanent withdrawal of sister locomotive No. 60009 Union of South Africa.

Then the national A4 line-up will be reduced to No. 60007 with No. 4464 Bittern coming up on the rails from its Crewe stable.

The junior volunteers watch a signalling demonstration at the National Railway Museum. DAVE PENNOCK

As reported, work at York and Llangollen is on schedule and it is being supported by a group of youngsters keen to get their hands on a steam locomotive.

Organised by Sir Nigel Gresley co-ordinator, Bryan Orange, the group known as the ‘007 Gang’ will have completed a year’s on-the-job training in May.

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