Thursday, 6 June 2013

And Then There Were Three

As Mallard 75 approaches, every so often another A4 seems to arrive at the NRM!

Now at York is 4489 Dominion of Canada, resplendent in its original 1937 Coronation condition and livery, complete with a single chimney and the delightful polished, stainless steel strip along the bottom of the valance and tender. It's stunning! And couldn't be further from the loco's condition when it arrived back in the UK last year!

The two exiles are now standing alongside each other for the first time since 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower left Shildon for York for its own restoration. They contrast each other enormously now compared with how the two sat alongside each other in their as withdrawn condition in BR green. Both look very impressive! It'll certainly be quite something when all six remaining A4s are together!

The Mallard 75 events should be rather good!

1 comment:

  1. I can't help feeling that the two exiles will slip back into gradual neglect once they return to North America....