One of the big events for 2013 was the gathering of all 6 surviving LNER A4's for the first time in preservation. This rare happening was made possible by shipping in two of the sisters from their overseas homes. 60008 'Dwight D Eisenhower' from America & 60010 'Dominion of Canada' from Canada came back to the UK in 2012 for cosmetic restoration work with 60010 reverting back to her LNER Garter blue identity.
During my visit I was able to see the two exports joined by sister No. 4468 'Mallard'. Outside the NRM No. 4464 'Bittern' was standing cold awaiting her next mainline outing whilst No. 60009 'Union of South Africa' arrived at York with a tour from Cambridge. The only A4 missing from the day was No. 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley' based at the NYMR.
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Keywords:4464, 4468, 4488, 4489, 4496, 60008, 60009, 60010, 60019, 60022, A4, Bittern, Dominion of Canada, Dwight D Eisenhower, LNER, Mallard, NRM, NYMR, National Railway Museum, Union of South Africa