08703 leaving Bescot
08703 stands atop a lorry in Pemberton Crescent, Wednesbury, on Thursday 19th January 2017. This was the penultimate Class 08 to leave Bescot after DB Cargo elected to sell all of their remaining shunting locos in late 2016. 703 was bound for Wigan Springs Branch, but its removal didn't pass without incident. On leaving the depot a burst hose caused the trailer to sit down, and it stood here for most of the day while repairs were effected. This shot was taken late morning, before the support staff had arrived.