Bachmann A4 - plus 25 years old?
I have already recoloured the backgrounds of the name plates from red to black. I am aware that the two cast springboks only appeared on the cab sides after 1970 - and I have seen a comment that the works plates were then positioned inside the cab. The works plates then seemingly reappeared on the outside of the cab later in preservation when the two cast springboks were removed. My understanding is that the single springbok on the left hand side appeared in 1954. Did the engine have works plates on the outside of the cab in the 1950s early 60s?
Just to confuse matters I have come across the picture below, I believe from the front cover of a book by Peter Herring published in 2004. I am puzzled by the combination of black background to the namplate, early emblem and overhead warning stickers. I am thinking that it is a view after preservation - perhaps during its sodjourn in Fife on the Locharty Railway?
Union of South Africa off the front cover of Peter Herring's book, published 2004
Then we have what looks to be a 1960s image at Kings X from Miles C Parkinson - but with the cast springboks on the cab side (was this October 1964 when 60009 headed the last steam hauled express from Kings X (although it is facing trhe wrong way!)).
Union of South Africa at Kings X in the 'green diesel era'.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Edited by Silver Sidelines, 16 January 2018 - 08:17 .
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