Final call to ride the iconic 'Union of South Africa'

60009 Union of South Africa
NYMR to host No. 60009 for the last time before her retirement in 2019
Published Mon, 2018-10-29 11:17

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has annouced it will be hosting no. 60009 'Union of South Africa' for the very last time before the engine's retirement in 2019.




60009 Union of South Africa © Creative Commons Licence

Visitors to the NYMR next spring will be the last passengers ever to experience the iconic 60009 Union of South Africa, before she retires from service. The LNER Class A4 steam locomotive was built in 1937 at Doncaster Works and is one of six surviving A4s. Union of South Africa will be placed in a museum alongside 61994 ‘The Great Marquess’ in Fife, Scotland upon her retirement next year.

The locomotive will be hauling passenger services from Grosmont on the 30, 31 March & 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 April 2019. Tickets go on sale today with more information such as timetables to be announced soon.

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