D200 Gissing 16 April 1988

D200 speeds past Gissing on 16 April 1988 with the 1G20 09:58 Liverpool Street to York (via Norwich), a special train organised by BR InterCity to mark the locomotive's withdrawal from service. The headboard is a modified version of that carried in 1958 to mark the launch of the diesel hauled service to Norwich. Unfortunately the weather was terrible, and actually got worse throughout the day, with heavy rain by the time I saw the train again at Eccles Heath.