40145 Goring 12 April 2008

40145 worked the Pathfinder Tours 1Z40 05:15 Birmingham International to Lowestoft 'East Anglian' Railtour on 12 April 2008, to celebrate fifty years since the class was introduced onto passenger workings in East Anglia. As the I had already visited East Anglia when D200 celebrated the thirtieth anniversary (and coincidentally its final main line run), I felt disinclined to repeat the exercise, especially as two other tours could be seen by staying in my local area. Unfortunately this tour was routed down the relief line between Didcot and Reading, which is not very good photographically in the morning. However, the sun decided to go in at the crucial moment, so a quick dash over to the other side of the bridge at Goring resulted a slightly better picture.