60048 Hatfield & Stainforth 30 October 1998

Hatfield Colliery dominates the background of this view, as 60048 Eastern approaches Hatfield & Stainforth station with the 6N04 09:00 Lindsey to Jarrow oil tanks on 30 October 1998. Note the unusual style of nameplate, with a large white surround to the actual name. This was unveiled on 29 August 1997 to mark the Eastern Group's reopening of the Hunterston terminal, and replaced the original name Saddleback, which was named after an English mountain, and not the breed of pig!