47054 at Manchester Victoria
47054 heads an eastbound tank train through Manchester Victoria at 10:40 on Wednesday 8th May 1991. This is almost certainly the Ashton-in-Makerfield - Lindsey empties, and was an opportunist shot taken while I was waiting for a train. A wonderfully gloomy place was the old Victoria station, even on a sunny day. My notebook tells me that I headed west from Manchester, eventually arriving at Newton-le-Willows where I bagged shots of 31467 on the 12:27 Liverpool - Manchester V and 20128+20168 on a Fiddlers Ferry - Parkside empty coal. Thanks to the Birkenhead driver who wrote to identify this train for me.