45105 Souldrop 4 May 1987

45105 climbs Sharnbrook Bank near Souldrop on 4 May 1987 with the 1D54 16:35 St Pancras to Nottingham service. This could be one of the very last pictures taken of this locomotive on the mainline, as it suffered a bogie fire three days later between Derby and Leicester, and was withdrawn as a result. It was then moved to join the line of its classmates stored at March. It very nearly went the way of the majority of the class, being sold for scrap to MC Metals at Springburn. However, the sale was cancelled, and eventually the loco was rescued for preservation.