86426 at Dudley Port
86426 leads a northbound express past Dudley Port at 16:35 on Sunday 11th September 1988. The loco was painted in a version of the original 1960s livery for AC electrics, and carried its old number under the secondman's windows. My notebook suggests this may have been the 14:00 Euston - Wolverhampton, but a question mark tells me that I wasn't sure. The photo was taken from the corner of the Dudley Port Jn footbridge over the Birmingham Main Line canal, at the point where the Netherton Tunnel branch heads off to the south west.