47832 Compton Beauchamp 21 May 2001

47832 Tamar passes Compton Beauchamp on 21 May 2001 with the 1A28 06:30 Plymouth to Paddington First Great Western service. For some reason I have very few pictures of this train, which is odd, considering it was a very welcome loco hauled train amid a sea of HSTs, and it passed this location at an ideal time for photography. Whereas now something like this on my home patch would be well recorded, in those days I was still chasing all over the country photographing classic traction on freight, a pursuit that would soon come to an end with the spread of the Class 66s!