D200 Eccles Heath 16 April 1988

D200 was withdrawn from service on 16 April 1988, almost exactly 30 years after first entering service with the Eastern Region. To mark the occasion, BR InterCity organised a special train from Liverpool Street, via Norwich to take the locomotive to its new home at the National Railway Museum at York. Sporting a large headboard, which was a subtle reworking of a headboard carried in 1958 to mark the launch of the diesel hauled service, D200 is pictured passing Eccles Heath (between Attleborough and Thetford) with the 1G20 09:58 Liverpool Street to York (via Norwich). The weather was miserable all day, and at this point was raining heavily, but I think the Kodachrome 200 has done a nice job of capturing the atmospheric conditions!