800113 Chalford 21 June 2019

LNER in the Cotswolds! An exceedingly rare event took place on 21 June 2019, when one of the East Coat Mainline's new bi-mode units traversed the 'Golden Valley' route between Cheltenham and Swindon, a line more accustomed to GWR's depressingly drab dark green liveried units. 800113 certainly stands out amid the summer green foliage, as it passes Chalford with the 5Q80 08:00 Long Marston to Doncaster Carr IEP Depot ECS. The unit had been on display at the Rail Live event at Long Marston, and was presumably heading back to Doncaster via this devious route, due to the more direct route via Birmingham not being cleared for Class 800s.