56096 Ditton Junction 30 October 1993

Although of course  50033 & 50007 were the highlight of the Pathfinder Tours 1Z44 06:35 Bristol Temple Meads to Seaforth Docks 'Merseyman' railtour on 30 October 1993, 56096 also featured. It is seen here passing Ditton Junction, en-route to Edge Hill. This view has changed considerably, as both the impressive Ditton Junction No.1 signal box, and the line into the former civil engineers depot in the foreground, have now been removed. The top of the distance Runcorn Bridge can just be seen in the background, above the signal box.