Photo gallery: Historic steam locomotive arrives at Norwich Railway Station

21:54 10 December 2014

A4 Pacific locomotive Union of South Africa arrives at Norwich station to overnight before it's passenger trip to York.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A4 Pacific locomotive Union of South Africa arrives at Norwich station to overnight before it's passenger trip to York. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Archant Norfolk.

An historic steam locomotive has arrived at Norwich Railway Station ahead of a journey through Norfolk tomorrow morning.

The 60009 Union of South Africa, built in 1937, will be pulling out of Norwich station at 8.05am before making its way to York via Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, Brandon, March and Peterborough.

The ‘York Yuletide Express’ will then pass through Grantham, Newark and Retford before stopping at Doncaster for the steam locomotive to take on water and making a fast run along the East Coast Main Line to York.

For more pictures of the locomotive’s journey see the website tomorrow, as well as Friday’s papers.

• Please send your photos and videos of the train’s journey through Norfolk to or share them on iWitness at

• Timetable:

Norwich 08:05

Wymondham 08:22

Attleborough 08:35

Thetford 08:55

Brandon 09:07

March 10:17

Peterborough 10:45

York 13:19


  • This locomotive is actually newer than most of the rolling stock used by Greater (than what?) Anglia. I heard a rumour last week that they had managed to get a train from London to Norwich on time, but sadly it wasn't so!

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    Edward Millionaireband

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

  • I am concerned that the activities of skate-boarders in Central Norwich risk damage to the soft historic stonework of St Peter Mancroft and the newly refurbished War Memorial in front of City Hall, as well as causing inconvenience to members of the public, some of whom are less agile than the boarders whose antics can be rather intimidating.

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    Sunday, December 14, 2014

  • LLCK thanks I was reading this interesting article and was sure there was a grammatical error thank for your clarification I can sleep soundly now.

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

  • It's "a historic", not "an historic". The latter suggests that the "h" is dropped when the word is spoken, which it officially isn't.

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    Thursday, December 11, 2014

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