37029 Sugar Loaf 23 July 2000

Everyone in the front coach is obviously enjoying the noise, as 37029 slogs up the long 1 in 60 gradient towards Sugar Loaf Tunnel on 23 July 2000 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z90 07:49 Crewe to Llandrindod Wells 'Heart of Wales Line Excursion' railtour. The tour was running very late, not because the 37 was deputising for the unavailable 46035, but because there was no rostered guard at Birmingham New Street! Luckily a Virgin CrossCountry guard came to the rescue, taking the train on to Bristol Parkway.