31102 Gloucester 27 April 1993

31102 Cricklewood is picture on the curve between Barnwood and Horton Road Junctions, at Gloucester, with a very mixed train. This was on the 27 April 1993, nearly two years after the demise of Speedlink, when you didn't often see trains with such variety. I presume this must be the very late running 8V01 02:30 Bescot to Gloucester departmental working, as suggested by the Seacow ballast hoppers at the rear, however I'm not sure what the Class 08 is doing behind the train. The single Murco oil tank is an unusual colourful addition, and makes the train worth photographing, despite the awful weather. The vast bulk of Churchdown Hill looms out of the mist in the background.