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NYMR visit of green liveried 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, built at the famous Doncaster Plant Works in 1937. 60009 worked express passenger trains on the East Coast Mainline from London Kings Cross to York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

60009 was renamed OSPREY during part of the 1980s and 1990s due to political opposition against apartheid South Africa at the time, but has now regained its original name of Union of South Africa.

Technical detail specifications of locomotive 60009/4488: Boiler pressure of 60009/4488: 250 superheated lbf/sq.in., Weight of 60009/4488: loco 102.3 tons, tender 64.2 tons, Wheel diameter of 60009/4488: 3' 2'', 6' 8", 3' 8", Valve gear of 60009/4488: Walschaerts with derived motion for inside cylinder, piston valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 60009/4488: 18" x 26" (3), Tractive effort of 60009/4488:  lbf., BR Power classification of 60009/4488: Class 8P, Route availability RA 9

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BR 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, LNER 4488 York NRM Aug 1st 2020

The classic A4 Pacific BR 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA, LNER 4488 standing outside York NRM on Aug 1st 2020

 

coaling up at Grosmont MPD NYMR 60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

A4 Pacific 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA coaling up at Grosmont MPD alongside K1 62005 (NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

 

Grosmont station NYMR double header 60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

Grosmont station, A4 pacific 60009 being lead by K1 62005 double heading a passenger train from Grosmont to Pickering.

(NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

60009 Union of South Africa Grosmont station NYMR

 

Goathland station 60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

A4 60009 leaving Goathland station with a passenger service to Pickering (NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

leaving Goathland station 60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

A4 60009 departs from Goathland station with a passenger service to Pickering (NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

Action shots to follow!

60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA

2238 still waiting as A4 Pacific 60009 passes with a Grosmont-Pickering passenger train (NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

 

 

60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

Leaving Grosmont station, K1 62005 leads A4 Pacific 60009 with a double header passenger train for Pickering.

(NYMR Autumn Steam Gala Sept. 2019)

60009 Union of South Africa Class A4 Pacific 4-6-2 Gresley steam locomotive

 

 

Profile of A4 Pacific steam locomotive 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA which turned up at Wansford on the Nene Valley Railway in Sept. 2017 after working a special excursion - apparently developed some fault or other.

 

An unusual overhead view of 60009 as it was being shunted into the shed at Wansford.

 

 

60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA standing in Grosmont station (owned by Thorton Depot, Fife).

 

60009 leaving Grosmont with a train for Pickering in appalling weather!

A4 Pacifics 60009 and 60019 were visiting as part of the LNER East Coast Main Line Festival.

 

60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA at York Station

The springbok motif on 60009 was donated in 1954 by a South African newspaper.

The locomotive is painted in BR brunswick green livery.

 

 

60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA leaving York Station for Shildon NRM in October 2012

 

 

"THE GREAT GATHERING" in York NRM in July 2013 of the six surviving Gresley Class A4 pacific locomotives that once worked the express passenger trains on the East Coast Mainline from London King's Cross to Edinburgh.

 

60009  UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA rattling south through Nuneaton station on Friday Oct 18th 2013, heading for Wembley to haul a steam special?

 

(1) 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA at another great gathering of the six surviving Gresley A4 Pacifics at Shildon in Feb 2014.

 

SEE ALSO

BR 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY, LNER 4498, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60008 DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, LNER 4496, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60010 DOMINION OF CANADA, LNER 4489, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60019 BITTERN, LNER 4464, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60022 MALLARD, LNER 4468, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

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SEE ALSO

BR 60007 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY, LNER 4498, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60008 DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, LNER 4496, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60010 DOMINION OF CANADA, LNER 4489, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60019 BITTERN, LNER 4464, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific

BR 60022 MALLARD, LNER 4468, Gresley 4-6-2 A4 Pacific