37037 Pilning 17 March 1994

Revenue, and non revenue earning freight trains at Pilning on 17 March 1994. 37037 climbs out of the Severn Tunnel with the 7C46 14:03 East Usk Junction to Bristol East loaded ballast, passing 47363, which is waiting in the down loop with the 6B19 09:40 Exeter Riverside to Alexandra Dock Junction. This was one of the few wagonload freight services to survive the closure of the Speedlink network, a couple of years earlier. Construction work for the approach roads to the Second Second Crossing can be seen in the background, and just visible in the far distance, the patchy sun is picking out the Severn Tunnel's red brick Sudbrook Pumping Station.