L418 & L579 Sharpness 26 October 1985

L418 (51397, 59507 & 51355) & L579 (51065, 59424 & 51319) prepare to depart from Sharpness on 26 October 1985 with the Monmouthshire Railway Society 08:10 Cardiff Central to Portishead 'Sharpness Shunter' railtour. The rail employee walks back along the length of the train to unclip the points after it has left, before heading off home on his motorbike. I can't remember now why I only photographed this tour at Sharpness (unless it was the dire weather), as it also visited Sudbrook, Caerwent, Tytherington, Gloucester Docks and Portishead!