47851 Radley 4 July 2002

47851 Traction Magazine approaches Radley station at speed on the morning of 4 July 2002 with the 1M02 06:00 Paddington to Manchester Piccadilly Virgin Cross Country service. With only just over a month to go before the end of loco hauled services on the route, every available opportunity was taken to photograph as many workings as possible. Naturally the combination of two tone green 47851 and a perfect sunny morning was too good to miss, despite the early start.