143625 Up Hatherley 20 October 2016

The new Arriva Trains Wales livery has certainly smartened up the appearance of their Class 143 fleet, although I can't help thinking that the white roof may not be a good idea. 143625 has clearly only just re-entered service, and the white roof has only the merest suggestion of exhaust contamination. However, previous experience of light roofs on railway vehicles show that they soon look anything but white! Ex-works 143625 is pictured passing Up Hatherley on 20 October 2016, just getting into its stride with the 2L59 13:52 Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg service.