86411 Old Linslade 14 January 1989

A conveniently positioned oak tree makes a perfect frame for 86411 Airey Neave as it passes Old Linslade on 14 January 1989 with the 1A33 10:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Euston service. Over a decade after this picture was taken, this loco (by this time numbered 86611) was involved in accident near Shallowford, when, as the second loco of a pair it ran in to the rear of a stationary freightliner, whilst it was working the 4M53 21:54 Ipswich to Trafford Park freightliner. Both it an the lead loco (86631) sustained considerable damage and have since been cut up.