LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60019 Bittern  which was due to haul The Cathedrals Express London Euston to
Chester steam tour was unavailable at the
last minute so she was pulled instead by LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60009 Union of
South Africa. She arrived nearly on time and filled her tanks with water before
continuing. Two Peregrines were mobbing a Crow overhead when she left.
In the evening I met up with Dave, John, Bob Alfie and Ma & Pa Phillips to watch her return but for some reason she was delayed 16 minutes at
Rugby before heading south.