31201 & 31450 Slindon 15 May 1997

During their last years as EWS locomotives, the Class 31s were in a terrible state, as witnessed here on 15 May 1997 at Slindon by 31201 & 31450 on the 6S44 Willesden to Mossend Enterprise service. 31201 doesn't look like it has had a wash in years, and also has been repaired with a cab door from a blue liveried loco, while 31450 is clearly not in the best of health, as it appears to be boiling over, with coolant spewing out of the roof and streaming down the side. Already running 25 minutes late, I presume this delay only got worse!