31459 Severn Tunnel Junction 22 February 2003

This is certainly luxury coaching stock for a rugby special! 31459 Cerberus leads a fine collection of vintage vehicles past Severn Tunnel Junction, just as the sun is setting on 22 February 2003. Wales were playing England at the Millennium Stadium, and there were several special trains heading to Cardiff for the event. This is the 1Z85 13:15 Waterloo to Cardiff Central. 31452 is the rear locomotive. Unfortunately 16:20 on a misty February afternoon is not really compatible with taking pictures with a Pentax 6x7, even using Fujichrome 400. This is taken with the lens wide open at 1/500sec, so it's a good job that it wasn't running any later!