D1013 & D1023 Chelmarsh 30 September 2000

Note quite what it appears to be at first glance! The surrounding green foliage points out that this is not the famous last mainline run of the Westerns on 26 February 1977 (as indeed does the single track). However, it is the original headboard, and the occasion is the first time that D1013 Western Ranger & D1023 Western Fusilier had double headed a train together since that famous day in 1977. This recreation took place on the Severn Valley Railway on 30 September 2000, and it is pictured here near Chelmarsh, en-route from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. Although I saw the 'Western Tribute' railtour in 1977, my Instamatic B&W picture of the event did not come out very well!