47106 Didcot 27 February 1982

47106 speeds round the east curve at Didcot ahead of the gathering storm on 27 February 1982. This is one of the numerous football specials that were such a common feature of rail operations in the 1970s and 1980s. In this case the destination is Wembley and the headcode is 1Z25, but I have no information as to where it has come from. Sheffield possibly? With the possible exception of two tone green, this is arguably the finest livery for a 47 - Rail Blue, with 'domino' headcode and no off centre headlight.