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First run in 1935, the 4-6-2 A4 Pacific Class of streamlined locomotives were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and represent the pinnacle of British steam engineering.The record-breaking Mallard is probably the best known steam locomotive in the world and it is joined by the Bittern, Silver Link, Sir Nigel Gresley and Union of South Africa and thirteen other LNER (London and North EasternRailway) era engines.

Routes Featuring the A4 Pacific

Newcastle to York

Oxford to Paddington

Bath to Templecoombe

Newcastle to York Modern

NEWCASTLE-YORK ROUTE

A4 – Last Fling

Last Fling – It’s the late 1980s.The Mallard’s boiler certificate runs out soon and the famous A4 is taking an enthusiast Train North from York for one last Fling. Sir Nigel Gresley is on a Southbound Journey from Gateshead after a series of West Coast Rail tours.The delight of seeing two ‘Streaks’ passing on the East Coast Main line hasn’t been enjoyed for many years.



A4 Streaking South

Streaking South – Late 1980's - Sir Nigel Gresley is on a Southbound Journey from Gateshead after a series of West Coast Rail tours… Mallard is running North on a farewell enthusiast run.



A4 Not all it seems

Not all it seems - The first four A4's ran in a silver livery for the Silver Jubilee streamlined train between London and Newcastle. None of the four survived into preservation. However Bittern is masquerading as Silver Link complete with single Chimney and you get to take her out on the East Coast Mainline.



A4 Free Roam

As this is a Free Roam scenario you must remember to ensure the route has been set correctly to avoid being directed in to sidings or derailed on junctions set against the train



A4 Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! - present day - Bittern is taking a charter of BR southern region mark 1's down to the West Country. Start at Paddington and run west to Didcot.


A4 Free Roam

As this is a Free Roam scenario you must remember to ensure the route has been set correctly to avoid being directed in to sidings or derailed on junctions set against the train.



NEWCASTLE TO YORK MODERN ROUTE

A4 Joining the Union

Joining the Union – Present day – To Celebrate Darlington’s long History of Railway engineering a special train for VIPs and Enthusiast is being run from Gateshead down to Darlington. Union of South Africa is being used to provide the grunt.



A4 Sir Nigel heads North

Sir Nigel heads North – present Day – After the Darlington Festivities SNG will make the return journey to Gateshead.


A4 Free Roam

As this is a Free Roam scenario you must remember to ensure the route has been set correctly to avoid being directed in to sidings or derailed on junctions set against the train.


BATH TO TEMPLECOOMBE ROUTE

A4 Free Roam

As this is a Free Roam scenario you must remember to ensure the route has been set correctly to avoid being directed in to sidings or derailed on junctions set against the train.




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NEWCASTLE-YORK ROUTE

A4 – Early Bird to London

Drive LNER green 4482 Golden Eagle on one of the first London-bound

services of the day from Darlington.


A4 - Icy Coronation

Drive 4490 Empire of India from Newcastle to York with The Coronation on a

cold, snowy winter evening.


A4 – Seagull to the North

Drive 4902 Seagull from York to Newcastle with the Flying Scotsman on an

overcast autumn day.


The Down Coronation

Drive the Down Coronation from York to Newcastle with 4489 Dominion of

Canada at the helm.


A4 – The Up Coronation

Drive a late-running Up Coronation from Newcastle to York with 4491

Commonwealth of Australia.


BATH TO TEMPLECOOMBE ROUTE


A4 – On Foreign Metals

It’s 1944 and wartime has taken its toll on the rail services across Britain, with a number of unusual movements including the use of the A4 Pacific

Locomotives far away from their East Coast route.