A “blue-un” goes to the seaside. 4492, aka Bittern, on the Dorset Coast Express

Scenes from the footplate as A4 Pacific, 4492 Dominion of New Zealand, (aka Bittern), hauls the Railway Touring Company’s Dorset Coast Express from London Victoria to Weymouth on 16 August 2011. Fireman Chris Yates is on the shovel with drivers Bill Warriner and Dave Hewson. Roland Kennington and his team from Southall are the support crew.