Photo by Neil Evans.

Sound and fury as 25279 leads 25325 away from Welshpool with the 07:35 Euston - Aberystwyth on Saturday 28th July 1984. 279 accumulated some considerable passenger mileage around this time, the previous two Saturdays saw it in action on the Cambrian paired with 25287 in 14th July and 25313 on 21st July. Then on 1st August paired with 25282 the loco worked from Birmingham to Llanelli and from Cardiff to Birmingham on a Kidderminster - Tenby charter. Quite a shame these days any workings in preservation seem to be shrouded in secrecy.

Newtown Station on Saturday 9th June 1984. Already waiting in the platform are 25315 led by 25288 with the 10:10 Aberystwyth - Euston as 25265 leads 25321 into the station with the 07:35 Euston - Aberystwyth.

25265 leading 25321 are seen on the approach to Dovey Junction. Interestingly 25321 also survives in preservation.

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