1001 Avoncliff 18 April 2015

One of the few railtours to run on 18 April 2015 was the Hastings Diesels 1Z08 06:44 Hastings to Cardiff Central 'Green Dragon' tour, the rest being cancelled due to the West Coast Rail fiasco, with that company's operating licence being withdrawn due to an incident caused by the crew tampering with the loco's safety equipment. Framed by bushes growing alongside the River Avon, 1001 thumps past Avoncliff, under a perfect blue sky.