47849 White Waltham 2 December 2001

A frosty morning at White Waltham on 2 December 2001. 47849 Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral heads west with the 1S52 09:10 Paddington to Preston Virgin CrossCountry service. This could be one of the last pictures of this loco in action, as it caught fire six days later whilst working a train at Kenilworth. It was originally going to be rebuilt as a Class 57, but it was discovered that it had a bent frame, so was scrapped instead.