44871 & 45407, Old Linslade, 1Z90, 30th November 2013
Originally booked to be hauled by 70000 "Britannia" this is 1Z90, "The Cathedrals Express", 07:40 from Euston to Chester - the "Brit" being unavailable it was replaced by double-headed "Balck 5s" No. 44871 and 45407 "Lancashire Fusilier". The pair are seen at speed on the down slow line at Old Linslade, running slightly early at 08:28 on Saturday 30th November 2013. After a glorious "red sky in the morning" sunrise it had clouded over, only for the sun to come out a short while afterwards... Despite a fairly strong easterly breeze blowing from left to right in this picture, the exhaust blew down quite badly. Digital Image No. IGMP2056.
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