47500 Exminster 22 April 1988

47500 Great Western passes Exminster on 22 April 1988 with the 1C53 14:41 Paddington to Plymouth service. Three years after being painted into GW150 green, the loco was still the pride of the Western Region fleet, as witnessed by the white wheel rims and silver buffers. The random mix of coach liveries was quite common at this time.