B438 Frampton Mansell 11 April 1987

The unobstructed view of Frampton Mansell viaduct, familiar to generations of steam photographers, but not familiar to anyone now, as it has become completely obscured by vegetation. B438 (51339, 59492 & 51382) heads away from the camera on 11 April 1987 with the 07:32 Warminster to Worcester Shrub Hill service. Most DMUs operating on this line were (and still are) working to and from Swindon, so the Warminster starting point is a bit of an odd one. This unit was unidentified at the time, but scanning the original 35mm Kodachrome slide at 6400dpi revealed its identity.