901002 Chesterfield 18 February 1995

The unmistakable crooked spire of Chesterfield church immediately identifies this location. On a very dull 18 February 1995, Research & Development unit 901002 Lab 19 Iris 2 (977693 & 977694) heads north, passing the local second hand car dealer's yard. This unit was converted from Class 101 vehicles 50222 & 50338 in 1991. The rather drab grey livery was its first colour scheme, it was later followed by the much more colourful Serco red and grey, Railtrack Blue and lime green, and ultimately Network Rail all over yellow. It entered preservation in 2008, ending up in the much more conventional green livery.