158817 Severn Tunnel Junction 27 February 1996

Cardiff is the usual point of origin for cross country services to the Midlands via Gloucester, but more distant destinations are also served. This view at Severn Tunnel Junction on 27 February 1996 show a pair of Class 158s passing each other with what at the time were branded Alphaline services. 158817 is working the 07:24 Milford Haven to Birmingham New Street service, while in the background the 08:58 Birmingham New Street to Fishguard Harbour service heads for the farthest extremity of West Wales.