20025 & 20044 Ryecroft Junction 15 August 1988

20025 & 20044 pass Ryecroft Junction on 15 August 1988 with the 6E52 08:26 Wolverhampton to Scunthorpe steel empties. This picture couldn't be replicated today, and I don't just mean because Class 20s on steel trains have long been a thing of the past. All you would see here now is a tunnel of trees, whereas in the 1980s the admittedly not too picturesque blocks of flats in Walsall formed the skyline, complete with the tower of St Peter's church on the right, with the brick tower and spire of the now demolished Methodist church just next to it.