C814 & C806 Ponthir 4 September 1986

How would you fancy a 128 mile trip in a Class 101 DMU? However, despite Crewe being displayed in the destination blind, this is in fact the 15:40 Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury service, a mere 95 miles of rattling and vibration! Western Region sets C814 (53335, 59123, 53319) & C806 (51808, 51799) pass Ponthir on 4 September 1986. This was before the modern housing development encroached on the scene, although even here the JCB on the left looks ominous.