1017 Yate 12 October 1985

1017 slowly weaves off the Tytherington branch and rejoins the mainline at Yate with the SEG/RCTS 1Z39 'Somerset & Avon Hastings DEMU Railtour' on 12 October 1985. It would shortly reverse and continue on towards the next of its branch line visits - Sharpness. However, by now the light was going, so I headed home. 1017 was withdrawn a few months later and all six vehicles were cut up at Mayer Newman, Snailwell between 1988 and 1990.