31546 & 31524 Honeybourne 26 April 1993

With the closure of Wednesbury spoil tip in early 1993, trains started running to Honeybourne instead, initially with pairs of 31s and then often with an unusual Class 20/37 combination. Regrettably I never did get a picture of those, and I only ever managed a few pictures of the 31s. On a very gloomy 26 April 1993, 31546 & 31524 have just rejoined the mainline at Honeybourne, and head back to Bescot with the empties from the spoil tip, which is situated a little way up the Long Marston branch. Honeybourne station has been completely rebuilt since this picture was taken, and with the redoubling of the line, the platform on the left is now back in use.