47843 Thoresby Colliery Junction 21 February 2007

47843 Vulcan slowly pulls out of the sidings at Thoresby Colliery Junction with inspection saloon 999506 on 21 February 2007. Running as 2Z02 13:01 Sheffield to Derby, It was touring the Nottinghamshire freight lines, and had just spent 45 minutes parked just out of view behind the signal box. Thoresby Colliery box is an LNER design and dates from 1926. I was very fortunate with the light here, as the clouds had only cleared shortly before the 47 was due to leave, but the sun then sank into a bank of cloud in the west a few minutes after this picture was taken