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No: 9001   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: LNER Doncaster   Country: Scotland

Gresley A4 at Glasgow's Buchanan Street station in February 1964 having arrived with the 7.10am 3 hour express from Aberdeen.
She was one of the stud of A4s which ended their days on these accelerated services introduced in 1962 and steam worked against all the odds. At one time she was fitted with a steam operated bell fitted in front of the chimney which was presented by the Canadian Pacific Railway. This was removed when a double chimney was fitted.
I think she is preserved in Canada but not too definite on that.
Picture added on 25 May 2010 at 07:02
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According to Wikipedia:
"She was donated to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) by British Rail. Since May 1966 60010 has been preserved by the CRHA at the Canadian Railway Museum at Delson/Saint-Constant, Quebec, near Montreal. The CPR bell was shipped out with 60010, but has not been refitted to-date due to the double chimney. Currently stored in a secure building with other equipment, the engine is in a very poor cosmetic state with wide-spread rust and parts missing or removed. It is to receive a much-needed cosmetic overhaul in 2010."

Added by Peter Langsdale on 25 May 2010.
Quite right Paul she is in Canada. Sadly only cosmetically restored with no chance of repatriation or a full overhaul.

Added by John Southall on 25 May 2010.
Found a Facebook group intent on possibly repatriating her and 60008 DWIGHT D EISENHOWER.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 26 May 2010.
It's a nice idea but I do know that the Americans have already said there is no chance.

Added by John Southall on 26 May 2010.
60008 is well embedded in the cafe at Green Bay, Wisconsin, as shown in my picture #3148! She is trapped there!

Added by Peter Langsdale on 26 May 2010.
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