45149 Dixton 26 July 2013

45149 made its preservation debut on 26 July 2013, during the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Diesel Gala, albeit still painted in undercoat. Unfortunately it failed on its first run, but was soon fixed, and is pictured here passing Dixton on its second trip, the 2C71 14:44 Laverton to Cheltenham Racecourse service. I was really surprised that I managed to get this picture in the sun, as there was just a small hole in a large bank of clouds, and given the loco's slow speed, I really didn't think the sun would hold out as it came slowly into view. All over turquoise is certainly an unusual livery!