Cathedrals Express to Poole with 60009
ex-LNER 4-6-2 A4 Pacific No. 60009 "Union of South Africa" at the front of a heritage railtour that ran from Southend to Poole. Photo running alongside test Lane, Redbridge. Due to the current extended period of hot and dry weather with the associated fire risk of running steam locos under load, a Class 47 diesel loco (No. 47760) provided most of the drive and was therefore placed inside the steam loco. Another Class 47 diesel loco (No. 47580 "County of Essex") was on the rear of the train due to lack of suitable loco turning facilities in the Poole area.