47091 Bruern 5 January 1980

Normally the Class 47s that worked the Cotswold Line in the 1980s were 47/4 ETH machines. However, on 5 January 1980, 47091 worked the 1A97 08:08 Hereford to Paddington service. It is pictured here approaching Bruern level crossing, running ten minutes late. It's hard to believe just how open this location was in 1980. It doesn't look like this now!