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1966 Preserved 1997

1960s

Photo: P048. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed at Crewe in 1966, before the start of the restoration. The white figures on the body casing all say "60007".
Photograph © Brian Irwin.

At Crewe,
1966

Photo: P031. 4498 photographed on shed at Crewe South c1967.
Photograph © Geoff Marsh, courtesy of the Phil Marsh collection.

At Crewe South
c1967

Photo: P027. 4498 ariving at Crewe on 1st April 1967 with the stock to form the inaugral run in preservation, a rail tour to Carlisle via Shap, returning via the Settle & Carlisle line.
Photograph © Pete Chambers.

At Crewe
1 April 1967

Photo: P026. 4498 photographed under the coaling plant at Carlisle during the inaugral run in preservation on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Pete Chambers.

At Carlisle Kingmoor
1 April 1967

Photo: P039. 4498 photographed at Carlisle Kingmoor MPD during the inaugral run in preservation on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Mike Morant.

At Carlisle Kingmoor
1 April 1967

Photo: P040. 4498 photographed on the turntable at Carlisle during the inaugral run in preservation on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Mike Morant.

At Carlisle Kingmoor
1 April 1967

Photo: P003. 4498 climbing Grayrigg during the inaugral run in preservation on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Mike Morant.

At Grayrigg
1 April 1967

Photo: P028. 4498 photographed approaching the Lune Valley during the inaugral run in preservation on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Pete Chambers.

Nr Lune Valley
1 April 1967

Photo: P041. 4498 photographed with the train at Carlisle during the inaugral run in preservationon 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Terence Morgan.

At Carlisle
1 April 1967

Photo: P029. 4498 photographed returning to Crew after the inaugral run in preservation rail tour to Carlisle and back on 1st April 1967.
Photograph © Pete Chambers.

Arriving at Crewe
1 April 1967

Photo: P002. 4498 in Clapham Cutting, 3rd June 1967.
Photograph © Mike Morant.

In Clapham Cutting
3 June 1967

Photo: P036. 4498 at Weymouth, 4th June 1967.
Photograph © Peter Minay.

At Weymouth
4 June 1967

Photo: P037. 4498 at Weymouth, 4th June 1967.
Photograph © Peter Minay.

At Weymouth
4 June 1967

Photo: P038. 4498 at Weymouth, 4th June 1967.
Photograph © Peter Minay.

At Weymouth
4 June 1967

Photo: P001. 4498 about to pass a Western Region DMU near Eastleigh. This was an A4 Preservation Society Tour from Waterloo to Weymouth and back on 4th August 1967.
Photograph © Mike Morant.

Near Eastleigh
4 August 1967

Photo: P034. Sir Nigel Gresley being coaled at Carnforth during April 1968.
Photograph © Geoff Marsh, courtesy of the Phil Marsh collection.

Coaling at Carnforth
April 1968

Photo: P023. 4498 at Carnforth en route to Philadelphia NCB, circa August 1968.
Photograph © Geoff Marsh, courtesy of the Phil Marsh collection.

Carnforth
c August 1968

1970s

Photo: P022. 4498 at Philadelphia NCB circa 1970.
Photograph © Alan Willis.

Philadelphia NCB
c1970

Photo: P074. 4498 at Philadelphia NCB in the early 1970s.
Photograph © David Willoughby.

Philadelphia NCB
c1970

Photo: P042. 4498 at Gateshead on 17th June 1972 after working a special on a leg from Newcastle to Carlisle and back. No, the "L, N & R" are not missing from the tender, it is just down to the angle of the shot!
Photograph © Jeff McKever.

At Gateshead
17 June 1972

Photo: P043. 4498 at Newcastle Central station during October 1972, as part of the wider Newcastle Exibition.
Photograph © Jeff McKever.

At Newcastle
October 1972

Photo: P044. Another shot of 4498 at Newcastle Central station during the October 1972 Newcastle Exibition.
Photograph © Jeff McKever.

At Newcastle
October 1972

Photo: P030. 4498 photographed near Fosse Farm, two to three miles from Leamington Spa, with an LCGB rail tour on 1st July 1973.
Photograph © Pete Chambers.

Nr Leamington Spa
1 July 1973

Photo: P052. 'The Salopian' railtour, hauled by 4498 from Shrewsbury to Newport and return on 19th October 1974. Seen here at the Hereford water stop on the outward journey.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Salopian Railtour
19 October 1974

Photo: P053. 'The Salopian' on 19th October 1974 again, now at Newport where 4498 is being serviced before the return journey.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Newport
19 October 1974

Photo: P025. 4498 photographed at speed near Gresford, Wreham, circa 1977.
Photograph © Rhys Gruffydd.

Near Gresford
c1977

Photo: P061. The 'Aire-Eden Limited', 21st October 1978. After stopping at Garsdale for water, 4498 speeds north near Ais Gill, with rain clouds threatening.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

The Aire-Eden Ltd
21 October 1978

Photo: P062. The 'Aire-Eden Limited', 21st October 1978. After stopping at Garsdale for water, 4498 crosses Dandry Mire viaduct.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

The Aire-Eden Ltd
21 October 1978

Photo: P063. 'The Moorlander', 22nd October 1978. Slowly crossing Dandry Mire viaduct, prior to stopping in Garsdale station for water.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

On Dandy Mire viaduct
22 October 1978

Photo: P054. 4498 arriving back at York on 1st July 1979 with one of the York Circular trains (York-Leeds-Harrogate-York) that were popular at that time.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At York
1 July 1979

1980s

Photo: P064. 4498 ready to depart from Carlisle with the southbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' on 26th January 1980.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Carlisle
26 January 1980

Photo: P065. 44498 arriving at Appleby with the southbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' on 26th January 1980.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Appleby
26 January 1980

Photo: P066. 4498 paused at Garsdale with the southbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' on 26th January 1980.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Garsdale
26 January 1980

Photo: P045. 4498 photographed climbing Gresford bank 16th May 1981 with 'The Salopian' railtour.
Photograph © Leonard Davies.

On Gresford Bank
16 May 1981

Photo: P049. 4498 with support coach having just left Bulmers at Hereford prior to working 'The Lancastrian' on 23rd May 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Hereford
23 May 1981

Photo: P050. A great day out! Visiting the footplate whilst 4498 was at Shrewsbury to haul 'The Lancastrian' from there to Carnforth on 23rd May 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Shrewsbury
23 May 1981

Photo: P051. 4498 storms past just to the north of Shrewsbury with 'The Lancastrian' railtour on 23rd May 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Shrewsbury
23 May 1981

Photo: P046. 4498 photographed leaving Chester on the Manchester line, hauling 'The Lancastrian' railtour, 23rd May 1981.
Photograph © Leonard Davies.

At Chester
23 May 1981

Photo: P055. 4498 arriving at York with a special from Carnforth on 2nd August 1981. 4498 was scheduled to operate the 'Scarborough Spa Expresses' on 4th and 5th August, and this was a positioning run for the loco from Steamtown Carnforth.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At York
2 August 1981

Photo: P067. 4498 leaving York with the 9.50 a.m. the 'Scarborough Spa Express' departure for Scarborough on 5th August 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Leaving York
5 August 1981

Photo: P068. Having visited the turntable 4498 waits to return to York with the 12.22 p.m. 'Scarborough Spa Express' departure on 5th August 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Scarborough
5 August 1981

Photo: P069. 4498 Passing Seamer with the 12.22 p.m. 'Scarborough Spa Express' to York on 5th August 1981.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Passing Seamer
5 August 1981

Photo: P032. Nº60007 at Ribblehead station with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express', 13th February 1982.
Photograph © Geoff Butler.

At Ribblehead station
13 February 1982

Photo: P033. A second photo taken at Ribblehead station with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' on 13th February 1982.
Photograph © Geoff Butler.

At Ribblehead station
13 February 1982

Photo: P056. 4498 with the southbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Pullman' entering Kirkby Stephen station on 2nd October 1982. This was Sir Nigel Gresley's last run over the Settle and Carlisle route prior to overhaul.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Kirkby Stephen
2 October 1982

Photo: P057. 4498 with the southbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Pullman' passing over Ribblehead viaduct on 2nd October 1982.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Ribblehead
2 October 1982

Photo: P058. The 'Thames-Avon Express' from Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon, seen here at Aynho Junction near Banbury, pulling away from a permanent way slack on 26th January 1985, a bitterly cold morning with a bright sun shining straight into the lens.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

At Aynho Junction
26 January 1985

Photo: P059. The 'Sunday Luncheon Special' approaching Aynho Junction, near Banbury, on 3rd February 1985. This was another of the Marylebone-Stratford runs under a different name.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Nr Aynho Junction
3 February 1985

Photo: P060. Sheep all over the place! The 'Shakespeare Express' (Marylebone-Stratford) approaching Bicester on 17th August 1986.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Approaching Bicester
17 August 1986

Photo: P035. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed passing through Neasden on 15th February 1986 whilst heading the 'Shakespeare Express' from Marylebone to Stratford.
Photograph © Steve Worley.

At Neasden
15 February 1986

Photo: P072. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed at Marylebone ready to work the 'Shakespeare Limited' on 12th October 1986. This ran in two portions on that day with 4498 hauling the first from Marylebone as far as Banbury, then working the second train back from Stratford-upon-Avon to Marylebone.
Photograph © Richard Bone.

At Marylebone
12 October 1986

Photo: P071. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed in the down bay platform at Salisbury, waiting to take over the 'Blackmore Vale Express' which it will work to Yeovil and back. This will have been on either 19th or 25th October 1986.
Photograph © John Wilde.

At Salisbury
October 1986

Photo: P075. Sir Nigel Gresley between West Ruislip & Denham, en route to Stratford with 'The Shakespeare Ltd' on 10th May 1987.
Photograph © Terry Gibson.

Near West Ruislip
10 May 1987

Photo: P070. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed on 5th June 1988 when appearing at a Coalville Open Day.
Photograph © John Earnshaw.

At Coalville
5 June 1988

Photo: P047. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed on 3rd July 1988 whilst outside the NRM and in the company of Nº4464 Bittern, in the guise of a nameless Nº2509 Silver Link, and newly restored Nº4468 Mallard.
Photograph © Ian Richardson.

At the NRM
3 July 1988

1990s

4498 in the platform at Appleby Station, thought to have been on 25th June 1994.
Photograph © Peter Jones.

Latest At Appleby Station
25th June 1994?

4498 taking water at Appleby Station, thought to have been on 25th June 1994.
Photograph © Peter Jones.

Latest At Appleby Station
25th June 1994?

At Rothley GCR on 13th October 1994. Now numbered 60007, Sir Nigel Gresley has just been hauled out of the paint shop in its new BR Express Passenger Blue livery.
Photograph © Keith Jackson.

Latest By Rothley paint shop
13th October 1994

Photo: P076. 60007, 46229 and 71000 took part in a trial from Crewe to Shap to Carlisle and back via Ais Gill with the same trailing loads to see which engine was best. Regrettably 60007 came third.
Photograph © Phil Marsh.

Shap Trials
30 September 1995

Photo: P005. An arresting photograph? 60007 "copped" at Connington Loop on 11th June 1996 whilst working a 'Days Out' trip to Kings Cross.
Photograph © Phil Marsh.

At Connington
11 June 1996

Photo: P073. Sir Nigel Gresley photographed taking on water at Garsdale whilst working the 'Flying Scotsman' of 4th October 1997. The headboard, 'Julian's Farewell' was a tribute to Julian Riddick who had been the Chairman of the A4 Locomotive Society and a major driving force behinds its activities in the early days. Julian died unexpectedly in 1997.
Photograph © Richard Bone.

At Garsdale
4 October 1997

Photographs of 60007 in preservation:
from 2006 to 2008
from 2009 and 2010
from 2011 to 2013
from 2014 and 2015


Photographs of 60007 undergoing overhaul:
2015/17

Photographs of 4498/60007 in LNER and BR days.


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