86254 Slindon 15 May 1997

An impressive Cumulonimbus cloud formation rises above the line at Slindon on 15 May 1997, so this slightly unusual composition had to be used in order to include both the train and cloudscape. 86254 heads north with the 1S81 12:44 Plymouth to Glasgow Royal Mail vans. 86254 was just over 30 years old when this photo was taken. It would survive for another five years, and was scrapped in 2004 by C.F. Booth at Rotherham.