86613 & 86627 Great Brington 2 April 1994

In an extremely lucky and very brief patch of sunshine with a superb background of menacing black clouds, 86613 County of Lancashire & 86627 The Industrial Society pass Great Brington with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z46 06:15 Bristol Temple Meads to London via just about everywhere 'Sector Swansong' railtour on 2 April 1994. Representing the demise of the British Rail sectors at the dawn of privatisation, this section of the tour obviously represents Railfreight Distribution. I think what makes this particular picture so striking is the stark contrast between the dark clouds and the light stone of the recently constructed rail access road in the foreground.