47004 Wolvercote Junction 20 August 1987

47004 is pictured at Wolvercote Junction on 20 August 1987, long before its repainting into two tone green livery and its celebrity status as Old Oak Common's 'pet' locomotive. As can be guessed by the snowploughs and the Westie logo, at the time this picture was taken it was a Scottish loco, allocated to Eastfield. Therefore it is somewhat off the beaten track in the Oxford area, more so when you consider it has just worked up from the Southern Region. It is working the 4M79 16:19 Southampton to Lawley Street freightliner, seen here running exactly on time.