47853 at Towyn
England were playing Wales at Old Trafford on Saturday 9th October 2004, and a number of football extras were run as a consequence. Most came from South Wales, but a 1Z47 09:33 Holyhead - Manchester Piccadilly also ran. It's seen here heading through Towyn at 10:36, near enough on time, and formed of 47853 plus six Mark 2 carriages. There's a lot of cloud in the background over Colwyn Bay and beyond, but Rhyl and Abergele were brighter and there was more blue sky than might be imagined from looking at this photo.