51360, 59515 & 51405 Hailes 2 January 2017

In late 2016, BR blue liveried DMBS 51360 (formerly part of L422) entered service on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, initially paired with 59515 & 51405, thus forming a complete Class 117 set. It is seen here passing Hailes in superb winter light on 2 January 2017 with the 10:55 Laverton to Cheltenham Racecourse service. Although I have some pictures of DMUs in this all over blue livery, all the Class 117s had received either the short lived white and blue, or the later blue and grey colour scheme by the time I had started taking pictures. Therefore this is a first for me!