South Yorkshire Railways

South Yorkshire Railways

Freight Trains of the Western Region in the 1980s

Freight Trains of the Western Region in the 1980s

60009 Union of South Africa

Stories from the Support Crew

  • Author(s):
  • Edited by Michael Mather

Publication Date15th April 2021

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

Former members of the support crew of the famous Union of South Africa locomotive share their memories, supported by a wealth of previously unpublished images.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
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ISBN
9781445682754
The A4 Pacific locomotive No. 60009 Union of South Africa has recently been retired and is destined to go into a museum. Here, this famous loco’s support crew share their memories and anecdotes of working to keep it running for the enjoyment of thousands of railway enthusiasts over the years.

With experiences stretching back to 1966, when the loco was first purchased from British Railways, these stories are sometimes funny and sometimes serious; all offer a fascinating insight into what it takes to keep a magnificent machine on the rails. Supported by a range of previously unpublished images, this is a wonderful tribute to a terrific locomotive.
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