55032 Marshfield 28 April 1984

Unfortunately I never did make the effort to photograph the Arriva liveried Class 121 unit during its period of operation in the Cardiff area. Years ago I regularly visited South Wales, but by the time 55032 (then running as 121032) re-entered passenger service with Arriva Trains Wales in 2006, the monopoly of Class 66s on freight had curtailed my interested in travelling long distances for a day's photography. However, I do have one picture of 55032 in South Wales. On a sunny 28 April 1984, 55032 (C132) passes Marshfield with the 10:17 Cardiff to Gloucester service. As there only seems to be two passengers, the provision of just a single car unit seems entirely sensible!