158838 & 158839 Pilning 12 December 1994

Rush hour at Pilning! On 12 December 1994, the guard of 158838 waits (in vain!) for passengers at the remote station whilst working the 12:24 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central Regional Railways service - the only down train of the day to call at the station. By an amazing stroke of luck, consecutively numbered 158839 is pictured passing through at speed in the other direction with the 14:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour train. Incidentally, the only up train to serve the station at the time departed at 09:37 towards Bristol.