60001 North Filton 23 July 1993

60001 Steadfast passes the disused North Filton Platform on 23 July 1993 with the 7C42 11:52 Merehead to Hallen Moor stone train. This was part of a short term contract in connection with the construction of the Second Severn Crossing. I don't often take going away shots, but this is the only picture I have of the first production Class 60 in its original livery, and with its Steadfast nameplate. It is also the only time that I saw anything other than a Class 59 on these stone trains. North Filton Platform closed in 1964, but the reason that it doesn't look massively overgrown after nearly two decades, is that it was used by unadvertised workman's trains until 1986.