45022 at Walsall
45022 passes Walsall with 8M45 (probably 9M45 on this occasion) Bescot - Ashburys via Toton. This shot was taken on Wednesday 28th August 1985. In the train is 08701, previously a Crewe loco, but en-route here from Swindon Works to its new home at Healey Mills after being overhauled and fitted with train air-brakes. 8M45 was part of a circular diagram, the other leg being 8G12 Ashburys - Bescot via Crewe. By this stage most of the traditional unbraked yard-to-yard freights had been displaced by Speedlink services, leaving only a handful of trains like these to move any residual traffic, including shunters in transit.