40029 Chinley 20 October 1983

40029 Saxonia passes Chinley on 20 October 1983 with the Cleethorpes to Manchester Red Bank empty newspaper vans. The locomotive is carrying an unofficial painted nameplate in place of the original which had been removed as long ago as 1971. On the original Kodachrome slide the original bolts for the large nameplate with crest can be seen above the painted version. 40029 was only to survive in traffic for another six months and was cut up shortly afterwards. If the chain link fence on the right looks new, that's because it is only a few hours old! When I arrived only the posts were in situ, and during my stay on the footbridge British Rail workers completed the job.