40168 & 47291 Hereford 24 November 1984

40168 could easily be recognised during its last year in traffic by the huge area of missing paint and rust on No.1 end, just below the headcode box. It is pictured here in the company of 47291, parked up at Hereford on the gloomy afternoon of 24 November 1984. Whether or not it had failed in traffic and had been dumped here, I'm not sure. What is certain however, is that it was withdrawn just five days later.