It was the idea of NRM Director Steve Davies to bring together all six surviving A4 Pacifics for the Mallard 75 celebrations in 2013, and today we were half way there. Martin Creese, veteran of many photo charters, had the idea of bringing No 9 to Shildon to join her two Brunswick green sisters who had recently arrived from across the Atlantic. With the willing co-operation of many, and funded by eager punters, it happened this afternoon. Many thanks to all who made it possible: NRM and Locomotion staff, John Cameron, West Coast and many others. Even the late afternoon sun was kind!
© Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures