47815 & 47812 Up Hatherley 4 December 2018

Running 19 minutes late, 47815 Lost Boys 68-88 & 47812 pass Badgeworth on 4 December 2018 with the 5Q32 10:24 Portbury Automotive Terminal to Crewe ECS, conveying brand new Spanish built TransPennine EMU 397003. This is the first imported Class 397 to be moved by rail, the previous ones going by road. Admittedly the early morning sunshine had given way to very dull conditions, but I was still surprised to be the only person at this well known location to record this historic working.