47145 Engine Common 5 July 1990

47145 Merddin Emrys passes Engine Common (near Yate) with the 6B97 12:10 Tavistock Junction to Gloucester Speedlink service on 5 July 1990. Note the wonderful assortment of traffic being carried on this lengthy train, including Redland tiles from Exeter, UKF fertiliser from Lapford, empty cartics returning to Halewood, scrap metal and china clay in both polybulk and VGA vans. 47145 was Tinsley's 'pet' loco at the time, hence the application of a cast silver BR double arrow logo, non-standard black window surrounds, and various white embellishments.