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SRL No 521 A3 Class No 60052 Prince Palatine on the Farewell to A3 tour Newcastle 5th June 1965

LNER/BR Gresley A3 Class 4-6-2 No 60052 'Prince Palatine' departing Newcastle Central station with the SLPF Farewell to the A3 rail tour 5th June 1965. The now based north of the border engine (64A Edinburgh St.Margerets) started to tour at Edinburgh Waverley station down the ECML. She is seen leaving platform 10 for the run west across country to Hexham and then to Carlisle. The A3 ran a hot axlebox bearing at Carlisle and was removed with A4 No 60027 "Merlin' hastily summoned to carry on with the rail tour back to Edinburgh Waverley station.
The photographer recorded f5.6 at 1/250 on the slide mount.
Simon Lathlane Collection
SRL No 521 A3 Class No 60052 Prince Palatine on the Farewell to A3 tour Newcastle 5th June 1965