85012 Soulbury 24 April 1984

A dramatic low level shot of 85012 as it speeds past Soulbury with the 1A39 12:18 Birmingham New Street to Euston service on 24 April 1984. This loco was renumbered 85104 in June 1989 and withdrawn two year later. It was very nearly saved for preservation, literally almost being bought whilst waiting to be cut up at MC Metals, Glasgow. However, when Pete Waterman realised the state the loco was in after it had been partly cannibalised whilst at Crewe, the sale did not go ahead and the loco was scrapped.