47150 Wickwar Tunnel 30 May 1989

47150 approaches Wickwar Tunnel on 30 May 1989 with the 6B59 17:34 Stoke Gifford to Gloucester Speedlink. With just two wagons types, this train seemed a little prosaic compared with the much more varied 6V79 14:34 Salisbury to Gloucester, and 6B97 12:10 Tavistock Junction to Gloucester Speedlinks, which had passed by a little earlier. Although the sun never really came round far enough to light the front of the train, this was a good location to watch the procession of northbound freights in the 1980s. Nowadays of course there are no freights, and no viewpoint!