59002 & 59004 Cranmore 21 June 1996

Newly named 59002 Alan J Day & 59004 Paul A Hammond stand at Cranmore on the East Somerset Railway on 21 June 1996 after having just been unveiled by their namesakes from Foster Yeoman. After all the guests had all gone to a special lunch, I managed to get this uninterrupted view of the two newly renamed locos. This is a very rare picture of 59002, as it shows it with the nameplate and cast number plate in opposite corners to the standard position. This was a temporary measure in order that both locomotive's nameplates would be adjacent for the unveiling. Foster Yeoman's fitters were just about to reverse the position of the plates prior to the locos working the special train of invited guests back to Euston.