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A4 Dominion of New Zealand at March on Thursday 15th December 2011 with the York Yultide Express.


You can also view this video above  in the full screen. Use the button on right of the video. To return from full screen press the same button.

This video can be in seen in 720HD  for those of you who have a fast conection. For those of you who have a faster conection the 1080HD setting can also be used, but this all but a pipe dream for most of us. Hopfully we shall all soon have a very fast conection!


The weather on this Thursday was cold and windy with rain and it was rather dull. The rain was booked into March station at 8:43am and it was not very light. It was December after all! 

Its a pity about the two class 47s top and tailing the train. Last year (2010) A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley was slipping in the ice and snow (as were normal trains), so they must have though it was going to be just as bad this year and added a second class 47.

 This LNER A4 4-6-2 steam locomotive is numbered 4492 and named as Dominion of New Zealand, but is in fact LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 number 60019 Bittern. This locomotive has been repainted from its BR green to LNER blue as LNER 4492 Dominion of New Zealand.The covers or valances as they are called over the wheels which, were fitted to the A4s when new in 1938, have been fitted back onto this locomotive. These have a stainless steel trim. The numbers are also in stainless steel

The valances were removed from all the A4s during the 2nd World War to help fitters get to the motion and to the oiling points behind them during the black out. They were never put back after the War. 


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Pages on March in 2011

page 1 70000 Britannia in British Railways unlined black at March 70000 Britannia in black at March 2011
Page 2 4-6-2 60163 Tornado at March 2011
page 3  Black 5 45305 at March 2011 Black 5 45305 at March 2011 
 4 A4 4492 at March December 2011 A4 Dominion of New Zealand at March 15th December 2011

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