40057 & 40084 Moreton-in-Marsh 8 May 1982

In 1982 Gateshead depot specially prepared a pair of Class 40s for railtour duties, with a full repaint including red buffer beams and silver buffers. On 8 May 1982, 40057 & 40084 were used on the Class Forty Preservation Society's 1Z78 08:12 York to Paddington 'Cotswold Venturer' railtour. Unfortunately by the time the tour got to Moreton-in-Marsh the sun was head on, throwing both sides of the train into shade. Despite this, the immaculate pair make a fine sight as they enter the station for a photo stop.