Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa to visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019

60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway
60009 at Townsend Fold // Credit: RailAdvent

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the line in 2019.

60009 Union of South Africa will be hauling passenger services from Grosmont on the 30, 31 March & 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 April 2019.

Tickets will go on sale from this Monday at 11 am!

More information, including timetables, will be announced soon.

About 60009 Union of South Africa

60009 Union of South Africa is an LNER Class A4 steam locomotive. It was built in 1937 at Doncaster Works. The ‘A4’ was a common sight on the East Coast Mainline between London and Scotland. 60009 is one of six surviving A4s. This will be the last time the locomotive visits the Bluebell Railway before she retires from service in 2019 and is placed in a museum alongside 61994 ‘The Great Marquess’ in Fife, Scotland.

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.