47811 & 47816 Aller 11 August 1999

An unusual pairing of First Great Western green liveried Class 47s break through the early morning fog at Aller on 11 August 1999. 47811 & 47816 Bristol Bath Road Quality Approved are working the 5A32 04:00 Laira Carriage Sidings to Exeter St Davids ECS. The all over dark green livery applied by First in the late 1990s was certainly not a very inspired choice. Not a patch on the original two tone green, or even the GW150 livery from 1985.