1693 Dixton 11 July 2010

Is this 1970 or 2010? Admittedly a whole train of maroon Mk1s would be getting very unlikely by 1970, but the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's resident 47105 looks splendid in its early 1970s guise as 1693. Of course, the headcode wound back to zero (typically misaligned) indicates a post 1976 date, by which time 1693 would have already received its 47105 TOPS number. However, when it looks this good, who cares! It is pictured approaching the yet to be commissioned Gotherington down distant signal near Dixton on 11 July 2010 with the 14:10 Toddington to Gotherington service, during the line's Diesel Gala.