LNER A4 Class no. 60009 "Union of South Africa" is serviced at Garsdale, Cumbria, whilst hauling the "Cumbrian Mountain Express" Railtour
I mentioned earlier in the collection that my first encounter with this locomotive was in 2002; this photograph is from that occasion. This was taken on the "Cumbrian Mountain Express" railtour which I was a passenger on, and taken during a water stop at Garsdale. Although I subsequently had several more encounters with the locomotive, this was the only time I ever travelled behind it.
With the locomotive now retired, it seems unlikely I will be able to repeat this scene with a digital camera, and so I've decided to rescan the print and add this to collection.
Date : 20th April, 2002
Photograph Reference : P35022
Modifications : Modified 35mm photograph