Where is the Union of South Africa locomotive now?

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Where is the Union of South Africa locomotive now?

60009 ‘Union of South Africa’ is set to go on display at the Bury Transport Museum in a ‘never seen before’ static display. The museum is already full of historic vehicles including cars, buses and trains as well as a number of original artefacts.

What train is 60009?

60009 Union of South Africa is a LNER Class A4 steam locomotive built at Doncaster Works in 1937. It is one of six surviving A4s. Its mainline certification expired in April 2020.

Who owns South African Union?

John Cameron
Info about 60009 Union of South Africa: Her original name was Osprey. Her second/current name is Union of South Africa. John Cameron purchased her in 1966 who is her current owner. From 4th October 2021, she has now been retired and will be used for static display.

Is South Africa owned by Britain?

The country became a fully sovereign nation state within the British Empire, in 1934 following enactment of the Status of the Union Act. The monarchy came to an end on 31 May 1961, replaced by a republic as the consequence of a 1960 referendum, which legitimised the country becoming the Republic of South Africa.

Where is the Flying Scotsman at the moment?

The Flying Scotsman is a steam locomotive built in 1923 and described as the “world’s most famous steam locomotive”. The locomotive is currently owned by the National Railway Museum and it was retired from regular service in 1963.

Where does 60009 go?

From then onwards 60009 has mainly been based on mainline, travelling to destinations across the UK, from North Wales as mentioned above to the length of the famous East Coast Mainline. Visits to heritage lines have been made where possible, such as the East Lancashire Railway.

What events has 60009 been involved in?

The next event 60009 took part in was the reopening of the Borders Railway between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank on Wednesday the 9th of September 2015, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on board.

When does the boiler certificate for 60009 expire?

The boiler certificate expires at the end of April 2019 but it has been suggested that this could be extended. After the boiler certificate expires 60009 will be housed in a new museum which the owner intends to build in Fife.

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