Description"The locomotive is one of only six surviving Gresley A4s currently operational and certified for running on main lines. It's just possible to see the "Springbok" plaque on its boiler side. The loco had 14 boilers and five tenders up to withdrawal from British Railways service in 1966. It subsequently visited many preserved railways and hauled mainline steam specials. It was overhauled in 2007 and again, extensively, in 2010. More info on the Wiki entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Class_A4_4488_Union_of_South_Africa. There's a couple of recent video clips at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXDWdhdbTBA." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2012.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3203790
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2012-10-27