The news that Mallard and Dwight D Eisenhower had been joined by Dominion of Canada on the turntable at the NRM York required an early visit. Considering its unkempt state on arrival at Shildon last year, Dominion now has a fine exhibition finish, eclipsing Dwight on which the history of shotblasting remain apparent. As always in the NRM, photographic conditions were challenging as No 60008 was in full sun and the rest in the usual gloom.
We shall have TWO of each for the Great Gathering next month, when Bittern, Sir Nigel Gresley and Union of South Africa join the lineup. Can't wait!
© Peter Hewitt's Transport Pictures