20135 and convoy at Bescot
A convoy of locomotives is moved from Bescot Depot to the Holding Sidings after being re-fuelled. This shot was taken on Saturday 8th February 1986, and the locos are 20135+20129 31159 47624 25059 and 58007. Such moves were quite common well into the 1990s, and involved shunting off the north end of the depot onto the down main, reversing across the trailing crossover to run through the station on the up main, then going along the up loop before reversing again into the former up reception sidings. Prior to 1980 diesel locos would run along the UDG loop to stable in the Down Local Sidings.