59005 Iver 22 February 1990

59005 Kenneth J Painter heads west past Iver on 22 February 1990 with the 7A22 14:47 Acton to Merehead Foster Yeoman stone empties. Iver station can be seen in the background. This is the first substantial area of countryside that the Great Western Mainline passes through on its way out of London, although even this is brief, as Slough is not far away! 59005 was delivered later than the other four Yeoman 59s, after the company identified a need for a fifth loco, and was convinced of their reliability. The loco arrived in the UK in June 1989, and this is my first picture of it.