03179 Yarwell 1 March 2008

The star attraction at the Nene Valley Railway's Diesel Gala over the weekend of 1 & 2 March 2008 was 03179 Clive, which had been loaned to the railway by First Capital Connect. 03179 was the last 03 to operate over the national network. On Saturday 1 March it is pictured arriving at Yarwell Junction in superb lighting with the 1E46 10:30 Wansford to Peterborough service. I really thought that this picture was going to be ruined by the cloud that was building up rapidly, but luckily just as the train arrived the sun reappeared, leaving an impressive background of dark clouds. Definitely not your standard railway picture - a purple shunter on foreign coaching stock with a ridiculously inappropriate 'Santa Special' headboard!