31404 Shrivenham 10 December 1987

Shrivenham sunset. The setting sun gives a golden glow to 31404 and its train of eight GUVs and a single BG, as it passes the remains of Shrivenham station on 10 December 1987 with the 1A94 13:43 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington parcels. The frost clearly picks out the coping stones of the old down platform in the foreground, which along with the former up platform on the right, survived demolition after the station was closed in 1964, because the loop lines were also removed at the same time. By a bizarre coincidence, I had photographed this same locomotive exactly one year earlier, at the footbridge just a few hundred yards to the east of this location.