READY RE­PLACE­MENT FOR ‘NUM­BER NINE’?

Steam Railway (UK) - - MAILBAG -

That Do­min­ion of Canada may be un­wanted does not sur­prise in the least.

When it came over here in 2012 for the ‘Great Gath­er­ing’ of all six ‘A4s’, its con­di­tion was noth­ing short of dis­grace­ful, and now it has been rel­e­gated from prime dis­play.

I hope it can be brought back here, where it be­longs, will be cared for and maybe re­stored to work­ing or­der. Af­ter all, we are los­ing Union of South Africa when it goes into re­tire­ment next year. B. Wood, Thet­ford

For the record, nei­ther the ‘Terrier’ or ‘A4’ are hid­den from the pub­lic for most of the year. It is only dur­ing win­ter months that they are ef­fec­tively locked up. It is not im­pos­si­ble that Ex­po­rail may de­cide to re­tain the two engines in its re­view, as part of the ex­am­i­na­tion of the en­tire col­lec­tion, although this may take some time – Ed.

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