40118 Kemble 15 December 1984

40118 passes through Kemble station on 15 December 1984 with the Class 40 Preservation Society 1Z25 07:25 Bolton to Bristol Temple Meads 'Christmas Cracker III' railtour to the obvious delight of everyone in the first coach! I must apologize for the poor technical quality of this picture, but with only Kodachrome 64 available, and the light rapidly fading due to the tour being an hour late, I am actually surprised that it looks this good. What had been a sunny day when the tour should have come had detiorated into a dull misty afternoon. 40118 was withdrawn the following month, but was reinstated as departmental 97408, before finally being preserved.