47812 Bourton 8 September 2006

47812 (showing its original pre TOPS number D1916) speeds past Bourton with the 5Z64 10:00 Old Oak Common to Cardiff Canton empty stock working on 8 September 2006. This was in connection with the following day's Cardiff to Liverpool railtour, which used this loco as far as Bescot, with LMS Princess Class 8P 4-6-2 46201 Princess Elizabeth onwards. I am old enough to remember two tone green 47s on this line in regular service over thirty years ago, but I never remember them being this clean! Shrivenham station used to be situated by the bridge just visible in the background.