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LNER A4 4492 Dominion of New Zealand at Peterborough in 2011


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LNER A4 4-6-2 number 4492 Dominion of New Zealand though platform 5 at Peterborough station on April 16th 2011. This train was The Railway Touring Companys  "The Great Britain 1V". Day one of which was from Kings Cross to York with this engine and then with  another LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley from York to Edinburgh.
The twin tenders give the game away; this is in fact LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 number 60019 Bittern. This has now been repainted from its BR dark green to LNER blue as LNER 4492 Dominion of New Zealand. Note the covers over the wheels or valance as they are called which were fitted when new in 1938. These have a stainless steel trim. The numbers are also stainless steel.
The valances were removed from all the A4s during the 2nd World War to help fitters see the motion and get at oiling points be hind them better during the black outs. They were never put back after the War.

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