47848 & 47839 Oxford 10 September 2009

47848 Titan Star & 47839 Pegasus storm through the centre road of Oxford station with the 6Z48 13:05 Burton-on-Trent to Dollands Moor Colas Rail steel empties on 10 September 2009. The hired in Riviera Trains locos make a welcome change from the slightly gaudy Colas locomotives normally employed on this working, and the Oxford Blue livery is not that far removed from BR's own corporate livery. I really thought that this picture wouldn't be in the sun, as it wasn't until the locos were actually through the station that it came out, not a second too soon! Unfortunately a few miles further on 47848 ran into problems and the train came to a stand on Didcot East Curve with the firebells ringing. A small battery box fire resulted in the loco having to be shut down and the train was taken forward after a 90 minutes delay with 47839 doing all the work. Certainly a wise decision to use two locos! 47848 was dumped at Reading and 47839 carried on solo.