53019 Portway 15 March 1989

Tyseley set T227 (53019 & 54027) passes Portway (near Tamworth) on 15 March 1989 with the 15:46 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham train, one of the few services in the area that hadn't succumbed to the Sprinter revolution at the time. This was one of the last Class 114s in traffic, and in fact it seemed to follow me about, as I photographed it again two years later at Droitwich (admittedly the other way round) and then the leading vehicle here was photographed three years after that in preservation at Butterley!