31442 Stenson Junction 14 November 1988

31442 approaches Stenson Junction on 14 November 1988 with the 2P86 08:09 Crewe to Derby service, substituting for an unavailable Sprinter. This was of course in the so called 'bad old days' of British Rail, when allegedly there was much inefficient use of resources. It did however mean that a loco and coaches could be found at short notice to cover for emergencies, rather than today's only option of train cancellation.