47812 & 47813 Fiddington 16 July 2018

47812 & 47813 pass Fiddington on 16 July 2018 with the 5V81 06:30 Leicester to Portbury Automotive Terminal ECS, conveying six barrier vehicles in readiness for the following day's movement of brand new imported Trans Pennine Mk 5 coaches to Manchester. The 47s had left Leicester over an hour late, and managed to get even later, passing me 136 minutes down. Apart from the very long wait, this was good news, as they passed in some very welcome weak sun, which there definitely wouldn't have been at the booked time!