117305 Portway 5 June 1993

117305 (51410, 59520 & 51368) passes Portway on 5 June 1993 with the 15:56 Nottingham to Birmingham New Street service. This was formerly Bristol allocated set B430 and was repainted into this attractive chocolate and cream livery to mark the 150th anniversary of the Great Western Railway in 1985. Its unique livery didn't help it once it was withdrawn a few years after this picture was taken, with both power cars going for scrap and only the centre trailer finding its way into preservation.