08461 at Saltley
08461 was stabled on its home depot of Saltley in this photo from the late 1970s. Much of what's scrawled in chalk on the battery box is illegible, but what can be read says "Crossroads is saved! We love <something> + Benny". A reference, obviously, to the TV program, which was presumably under threat at this time. A Saltley loco since 1960 it went to Tyseley along with the rest of Saltley's allocation in 1983, but in early 1984 it left for South Wales. In late 1987 it moved for a brief spell at Stratford before withdrawal came in early 1988. However it took until the summer of 1991 before it was finally scrapped by MC Metals in Glasgow.