40145 Nunthorpe 3 June 2006

40145 passes Nunthorpe, on the single line between Middlesbrough to Whitby via Battersby Junction with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z40 'Esk Invader' railtour on 3 June 2006. With the frequent use of 40145 on railtours in the last few years, I have now got more decent pictures of this one locomotive than all other members of the class added together. A little more traveling in the early 1980s would have been a good idea with hindsight! On a botanical note, as a consequence of being 200 miles further north, the Hawthorn blossom is out at its peak here, whereas in my native Oxfordshire, it was already past its best.