143601 Up Hatherley 13 July 2019

Living on borrowed time! 'The journey is almost over for old trains' proclaims the wording on the side of 143601, seen here passing Up Hatherley on 13 July 2019, just a couple of minutes into its journey with the 2L59 13:45 Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg Transport for Wales service. The journey should have been over many years ago, as the Pacers were seen purely as a stop-gap solution, and were never designed to have a life of over 30 years.