Nene Valley Railway to host No. 60009 'Union of South Africa'

60009 Union of South Africa
A4 Gresley locomotive to return to NVR for 'Pacifics Weekend' special event
Published Mon, 2018-02-05 11:30

The Nene Valley Railway in Cambridgeshire has announced that No. 60009 'Union of South Africa' will be visiting the railway later this year. 




60009 Union of South Africa © Alan Wilson - Creative Commons Licence

The LNER Class A4 engine will be at the NVR from 30th August until the 3rd September, where it will be taking part in a driver experience course as well as starring alongside 34081 ’92 Squadron’ at the railway's ‘Pacifics Weekend’ special event. 

This visit will likely to be the last time that the loco visits the railway as it was announced last year that No.60009 would be retiring from service in 2019 to be placed in a museum alongside 61994 ‘The Great Marquess’ in Fife, Scotland. The announcement of the engine's retirement has sparked unprecedented demand for the loco. It's mainline certified until April 2019 so it's likely that we'll see the loco making a number of heritage railway visits over the next year. 

For more information on the 'Pacifics Weekend' gala, please visit the Nene Valley Railway website. 

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