B590 & B586 Marshfield 28 April 1984

My only picture of a pair of 119s working in multiple. B590 (51087, 59418 & 51058) & B586 (51105, 59420 & 51077) head eastwards along the Great Western Mainline at Marshfield on a cloudless 28 April 1984, with the 2O56 08:42 Cardiff to Weymouth service. Even in the world of DMUs there has been much 'progress' since this picture was taken. You would be unlikely to get six coaches today, and certainly there would not be the vast luggage area available that these two 119s could provide. And now of course, there would be far more people travelling than in 1984!