08939 at Brownhills
08939 leaves Brownhills at 13:32 on Saturday 26th September 2020. This was a BLS charter, originally intended to use RSS loco 08730. However 08730 left Chasewater for Wolverton on Thursday 24th, to replace an ailing 08752. Fortunately RSS owned 08939 was also at Brownhills, so this was co-opted to work the BLS trains instead, top-and-tailing with Chasewater's 08359. A cloudless morning had evaporated very quickly just after noon, and I only paused to see this departure as it was due away 15 minutes after I'd walked back to Brownhills station. As the sky suggests I was lucky to catch the 13:30 service departing in a very brief burst of sun.