47811 Padworth 28 July 2001

47811 passes Padworth on 28 July 2001 with the 1C17 09:30 Paddington to Penzance First Great Western service. The two Motorail vans at the head of the train were a short lived experiment. As BR had axed he Motorail service a few years earlier due to massive losses, it was obvious this wasn't going to succeed. Despite appearances, this picture is taken from a public footpath crossing.