47311 Denchworth (Circourt Bridge) 27 October 1982

47311 approaches Circourt Bridge, Denchworth, on 27 October 1982 with the 6A08 03:00 Robeston to Langley oil tanks. What makes this picture particularly interesting is the inclusion of a short wheelbase van at the head of the formation, even more interesting is the fact that it is still in maroon livery, as late as 1982! 47311's grey roof clearly indicates that it was a Stratford allocated loco at the time. It was always good to photograph Stratford locos in the early 1980s, as this was virtually the only loco livery variation on BR.