51950 & 52062 Hailes 3 October 1992

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Class 108 DMU (51950 & 52062) entered service during the Diesel Gala on 3 October 1992, although the unit was still in undercoat. It is pictured here passing Hailes in the rain with the 13:25 Toddington to Gretton service. Without any vehicle numbers and still carrying the centrally mounted headlight from its last days with BR it does look a little strange. However, it would soon emerge in resplendent green livery and become an indispensable part of the GWR's fleet for the next decade.