86253 Soulbury 28 April 1990

Sheep stops train! "It's OK guv, the trespasser is back in her field and eating the grass." The driver of 86253 The Manchester Guardian phones the signalman after reports of sheep on the line at Soulbury on 28 April 1990. The train is the 11:40 Euston to Wolverhampton service, which had been brought to a stand after the driver of a preceding train had obviously reported the animal wandering on the tracks. The wooly trespasser seems to be standing her ground, having just crossed over to the right side of the fence before the train stopped!