47095 Basingstoke 30 August 1998

With hardly any opening windows, and 47095 unable to operate the air conditioning, the passengers on board the 1M84 10:05 Poole to Manchester Piccadilly Virgin CrossCountry service were in for a warm journey on 30 August 1998. The Railfreight Distribution liveried loco is pictured leaving Basingstoke. Is the chap at the window escaping the heat, or savouring the unusual traction?