75069 Kemble 2 March 1985

Mass trespass at Kemble on 2 March 1985! No evidence of modern health & safety rules as BR Standard 4 4-6-0 75069 blasts out of the station with the SLOA Newport to Swindon 'Red Dragon' railtour. A few minutes earlier the 8 coach tour had climbed up the Golden Valley route from Gloucester, entering Sapperton Tunnel with some wheel slip at 13mph. This tour was a prelude to a number of steam specials over the route later in the year in connection with the GW150 celebrations.