48151 & 47634 Blea Moor Tunnel 10 May 1997

8F 2-8-0 48151 & 47634 Holbeck emerge from Blea Moor Tunnel in the rain on 10 May 1997 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z27 05:49 Reading to Carlisle 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' railtour. Despite the presence of the red Class 47, and the atrocious weather, which has resulted in a barely acceptable quality picture, I quite like this, as it has come out better than expected in very challenged (for 35mm Fujichrome) conditions. To emphasise how dull it was, you can clearly see red hot cinders being dropped onto the track from beneath the loco.