45046 Croome 14 May 1984

Classic traction at Croome (no, not the Ford Fiesta!). 45046 heads south with the 1V85 09:22 Newcastle to Penzance service on 14 May 1984. Presumably the full rake of Mk 1 stock did not require the steam heating (if indeed it was still operable on 45046). This was one of those days when although the sun shines, everything looks flat and drab due to thin high cloud. 45046 was one of the last 45/0s to be withdrawn, surviving until 1988. It was scrapped at M.C. Metals, Glasgow in February 1992.