33056 and 33048 at Bescot
For a while around 1980 the Northfleet - Handsworth cement train was booked for a pair of Class 33s. It ran via Oxford, Leamington, Coventry, Aston, Soho and Langley Green. At Langley Green the locos ran-round for the final leg up the branch to Handsworth, which was then a freight-only single track, but is now the main line from Stourbridge to Snow Hill. This photo was taken on the evening of Wednesday 18th June 1980, and shows 33056+33048 taking fuel at Bescot. It wasn't normal practise for the 33s off the cement to visit Bescot, and this is the only time I remember it happening. The photo was originally a colour slide, but looks better converted to monochrome.