73129 Nameplate 4 November 2006

An ex nameplate! 73129's bodyside clearly shows where the City of Winchester nameplate and crest were affixed. The removed plates also reveal the former BR corporate blue colour scheme underneath the faded Network SouthEast livery. The various patches of bare metal only give a hint of the terrible condition of the loco's bodywork at this time (4 November 2006), when pictured at Toddington station. At several places there were holes where the steel sheet had completely rusted through. After running for several years in the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in this condition, major bodywork restoration was finally undertaken.