Many Happy Returns!

Author/Source: 

Tom Windward

Editors Notes: 

Many enthusiasts were, at best, concerned, at worst, fearful, that the recent absence of John Cameron's beautiful "Scottish Flagship" in the form of Gresley A4 Pacific no 60009 "Union of South Africa" would become permanent in view of his stated policy to withdraw the engine from main line work in the near future. Happily, such forebodings were dissipated on 16th June 2018 when the immaculate streamliner appeared at the head of The Railway Touring Company's "The Cotswold Venturer" for its return run to and from Worcester from and to London Paddington and enthusiasts could celebrate. Here we see the departure of the train from Didcot Parkway (itself undergoing radical changes) on the outward run. Let's hope we see many more "Happy Returns" such as this!

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