47822 Ashchurch 14 April 1990

7am on the frosty morning of 14 April 1990. 47822 passes Ashchurch with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z36 Swindon to Dundee 'Tay-Forth Centenarian' railtour. All was well here, but things didn't go quite to plan later in the tour. 26001 & 26005 took over the train at Edinburgh, but due to the driver not signing part of the requested route north of Edinburgh, the route had to be changed. Things got worse after that, as on the return from Dundee 26005 suffered a traction motor flashover, and was found to be on fire when the train stopped for a photo stop at Markinch. A delay ensued while 47822 was summoned to replace the 26s. Unfortunately 47822 then failed at Kings Norton, and had to be rescued by 47852!