09026 Brighton 12 December 1993

In the 1990s a railtour visiting Brighton would often employ a shunter to haul the train from Preston Park to Brighton station. thus giving the railtour participants 1 mile 28 chains of Class 09 haulage! This happened on 12 December 1993, when the 1Z60 09:30 Bristol Temple Meads to Newhaven Marine 'Southern Mariner' railtour was entrusted to 09026 William Pearson. It is pictured here in the pouring rain, halfway through its moment of glory. I photographed the same move, only in much better light, behind 09025 in 1996.