LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 number 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley' passing through Doncaster with 'The Cathedrals Express' from London King's Cross to York on the late morning of Saturday 29th March 2014.
This locomotive, along with the other A4 class was built at the Doncaster locomotive works in 1937 so it seems appropriate to see her steaming through her birthplace.
Here are a few of my other railway videos featuring steam locomotives both on heritage railways and the national rail network:
LMS CORONATION 46233 DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND AT BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET
GWR CASTLE 5043 EARL OF MOUND EDGCUMBE AT BIRMINGHAM SNOW HILL
LMS 5MT 45231 THE SHERWOOD FORESTER AT MANCHESTER PICCADILLY
LMS 5MT 45305 AT DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER
LMS 5MT 44932 AND 45231 THE SHERWOOD FORESTER AND OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER
LMS 5MT 44871 AND 45407 THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIER AT PATRICROFT
BR 7MT 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL AT ALTRINCHAM
LMS JUBILEE 45699 GALATEA AT CLIFTON
SR LIGHT PACIFIC 34046 BRAUNTON AT KEARSLEY
LNER A4 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA AT BOLTON
LMS JUBILEE 45699 GALATEA AT CASTLETON
LNER B1 61264 AT ROCHDALE
LMS 5MT 44871 AND 45231 THE SHERWOOD FORESTER AT BUXTON
LMS CORONATION 46233 DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND AT DERBY
LMS JUBILEE 45699 GALATEA AT CREWE
LMS JUBILEE 45699 GALATEA AT WARRINGTON BANK QUAY
LMS 5MT 44932 AT WINWICK
LMS 5MT 45231 SHERWOOD FORESTER AT PRESTON
LMS ROYAL SCOT 46115 SCOTS GUARDSMAN AT LANCASTER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PVaENdJ0GY
LMS ROYAL SCOT 46115 SCOTS GUARDSMAN AT CARLISLE
LMS 5MT 44932 & CORONATION 46233 DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND AT BLACKBURN
LNER A4 60009 UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA AND 60019 BITTERN AT YORK
GWR HALL 5972 'OLTON HALL' AT SKIPTON
GWR CASTLE 5043 EARL OF MOUNT EDGCUMBE AT CHESTER
LMS 8F 48151 AT SHREWSBURY
LNER K4 61994 & K1 62005 AT NEWCASTLE
GWR 4936 KINLET HALL & 4965 ROOD ASHTON HALL AT HAGLEY
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