31554 & 31185 Defford 15 September 1996

Having just run round at Gloucester, 31554 & 31185 pass Defford on 15 September 1996 with a Spetchley to Bescot spoil train. This had been taking part in a Sunday engineering possession. Having seen the train go south two hours earlier, it was just a case of waiting for the return, although with the shadows lengthening, it was a good job we didn't have to wait too much longer!