Another view at Llangollen featuring the increasingly familiar headboard from 1984!


And here we see three members of the original roadshow (once numbering around 15 fine persons), thanks to Irene who took this view with Phill Taylor's camera - he is beside the loco, I'm in the middle and Mr Boyliss is the other chap! Roadshow members are literally all over the world these days so a full re-union is virtually impossible! You can see more on those halcyon days of the 80s here!


313 has an interesting engine idle. Here is Mr. B collecting the relevant thrash!!

All photos above by Phill Taylor (or his camera!!)


Click on the speaker to hear a sample of the idling recording, note how things alter after the compressor cuts in!! (350kb)

Click on the speaker for 25313 leaving Berwyn. (535kb)

Please note that Real Player is needed to listen!


One year before withdrawal 25313 is seen at Preston with a van train on 25th March 1986. The following September 313 and 249 worked into London Euston on the 'Mersey Ratcatcher' railtour, currently the last pair to work a passenger train on the National network.


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