47812 Broken Cross 29 February 2004

47812 passes Broken Cross (between Gloucester and Lydney) with the 08:03 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff football special on 29 February 2004. After not having much luck with the sun for the preceding  07:22 Bolton to Cardiff special hauled by 57601, a brief burst of sunshine provides perfect illumination here. However it was only just in time, as the black clouds were rolling in fast. Note that the field in the background is already partly in shade. The loco is in Virgin Cross Country livery, with the branding painted out and a small Freightliner logo applied under the cab window.