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Age of steam returns to Warrington!


A steam train dating back to the 1930s caused excitement for local trainspotters when it mysteriously appeared in rail sidings at Dallam, Warrington.
The “Union of South Africa” steam engine was believed to have been “running hot” on it’s way from Crewe to Carlisle.
It is also believed to be having trouble with a wheel or wheels and may have to be moved by road sometime this week.
It’s British rail number is 60009 and the A4 class locomotive was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at the Famous Doncaster Plant works in June 1937 by LNER.


The South Africa Union at Dallam sidings – PICTURES EDDIE WHITHAM



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  1. I saw it on Monday and it’s fantastic. Would love to see it actually running though….
    There are some more photo’s of it on the Forum pages that members have uploaded 😉

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