In utterly appalling weather, LNER A4 No. 60009 "Union of South Africa" heads north along the down slow line at Oakley, north of Bedford on the Midland Main Line. It is working 1Z72, "The Christmas Yorkshireman", 06:28 from London Victoria to York, running about ten minutes late at 09:01 on Saturday 22nd December 2012. Digital Image No. GMPI13321.