56008 South Moreton (Didcot East) 29 January 1992

56008 passes South Moreton (near Didcot) with the diverted 6M28 10:15 Westbury Cement Works to Toton coal empties on 29 January 1992. This seems to be the only picture I have got of this particular Romanian built 'Grid', it being withdrawn a few months after this picture was taken to provide spares for its classmates, thus becoming one of the earliest Class 56s to be withdrawn. The large area of bramble bushes behind the loco marks the site of Moreton Sidings, one of a number of marshalling yards constructed in the area during the Second World War.