37211 & 37426 Isington 23 March 1996

37211 & 37426 Mt Vesuvius pass Isington on 23 March 1996 with the late running Class 37 Group / Shropshire Rail 1Z63 06:15 Chester to Alton 'Exhibitionist' railtour. Upon arrival at Alton, the tour participants had a trip over the Mid Hants Railway behind Class 27 D5353. The off centre composition of this picture is deliberate, in order to include the picturesque cottage on the right, which, as far as I can tell from Google Earth, is now completely hidden from view by trees.