101682 Farington Junction 14 September 1996

101682 and two unidentified classmates catch the very last rays of the setting sun as they pass Farington Junction with the 18:27 Blackpool North to Buxton North West Regional Railways service, even though it says Manchester in the destination blind. The date is 14 September 1996, and although the rest of the country was busily ridding itself of first generation DMUs at this time, the 101s would be rattling around on local services in the area for a further seven years.