47150 at Hamstead
47150 drags a Midland Mainline HST through Hamstead at 12:11 on Sunday 12th September 2004. This train was a 5Z16 Longsight - Laira ECS, the first of four such trains which ran on this day. The "Rio" services between St Pancras and Manchester Piccadilly had finished on the previous day and the HSTs were being transferred to FGW for further use. Why they couldn't travel under their own power was unclear, but whatever the reason it provided outings for four Freightliner Class 47s. All the best light was in the morning, and the late-running 5Z16 only just made the Birmingham area before the sun went completely.