Some might expect that as an LNER enthusiast, that the A4 would be at the top of my list as the ultimate Pacific. You would be wrong.
The A4 has never really done it for me, I’ve much preferred the look of the A1s, A2s and A3s. This all changed today.
I had seen the two foreign A4s back in October at Shildon. 60010 looked in terrible condition and 60008 looked completely wrong how she had been painted in the states….in particular the painting of all the motion!
Anyhow today I saw 60008 in it’s new coat of paint done superbly by Heritage Painting. My word she looked beautiful……it will be a shame to see her go back to the US next year that is for sure.