47372 Little Haresfield 24 June 1989

47372 passes Little Haresfield on 24 June 1989 with the 1V39 06:56 Rose Grove to Paignton InterCity service. I think I would rather have been a passenger in one of the blue and grey coaches on this train, as at least they had some opening windows. With 47372 unable to operate the air conditioning, it must have got quite warm inside the air-con fitted InterCity liveried Mk 2ds, with their sealed windows! In the 1980s every available (even if unsuitable) locomotive was pressed into service on summer Saturdays.