31460 Ryecroft Junction 15 August 1988

31460 ambles past Ryecroft Junction on 15 August 1988. I don't normally take pictures of light engines, but I couldn't resist this one, as much for the background as anything else. The houses and blocks of flats of Walsall form the backdrop, along with the spire of the now demolished Methodist church. Behind the loco is the trackbed of the former LMS to Lichfield. The small bushes are a portent of what was to come. This whole view has now disappeared in a sea of vegetation.