158853 Norton 12 April 2003

158853 has just passed underneath the Worcester to Oxford Cotswold Line at Norton on 12 April 2003, as it heads north with the 07:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street Wales & Borders service. The unit is wearing the stylish Central Trains livery, but with subtle Wales & Borders Trains branding. It would hang on to this colour scheme for several more years, becoming even more devoid of branding, and moving further north to work for Northern Rail.