31405 Stoke Edith 5 May 1991

31405 Mappa Mundi catches a very brief patch of sunshine as it passes Stoke Edith on 5 May 1991 with the 11:30 Hereford to Ledbury special. This was one of a number of special trains run in connection with the Hereford Rail Festival. The immaculate condition of the locomotive is explained by the fact that it has just had its Mappa Mundi nameplates unveiled by the Dean of Hereford Cathedral. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is of course one of the most famous maps in the world, and a rare medieval survival.