43172 & 43171 Up Hatherley 24 July 2020

Farewell Harry. Still with its First World War graphics but devoid of its Harry Patch - The last survivor of the trenches nameplates, 43172 brings up the rear of the 0D67 11:04 Bristol St Phillips Marsh to Long Marston light engine move at Up Hatherley on 24 July 2020. A little earlier it had worked up from Devon as the 0D84 07:09 Laira to Bristol St Phillips Marsh, where 43171 was attached for its journey to Long Marston. The pair would later take six Mk3 coaches from Long Marston to Doncaster. At least these power cars are not going to be scrapped, but it does mean that 43172 will presumably lose its distinctive colour scheme, to be replaced by GWR's awful drab green livery.