Another loco has joined the ever-growing fleet of Weeklyn Hill, but this is not a new loco as such it is actually a change of an existing one. We have sadly lost A4 60001 Sir Ronald Matthews but in its palce we have gained A4 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is of course one of 2 A4's seemingly lost to the UK forever in the 1960's but is now back home and currently on display at Locomotion in Shildon (the venue of the model exhibition we are attending this weekend) as part of a 2 year loan period covering Mallards 75th anniversary of her record 126MPH run.
In real life Dwight D would not have been a stranger to Leeds as in a previous life as 4496 Golden Shuttle she and sister 4495 Golden Fleece (which is also on the loco roster) would they have worked the West Riding Limited train for Yorkshire to London so it seems only natural to have her on our shed representing the final days of these magnificent machines on the line they were built for.
All that reamins is for me to say, welcome home 60008 and 60010!