57601 at Cannock
57601 heads a 1Z75 Kidderminster - Carlisle on Wednesday 1st May 2013. This train picked up at Walsall and Cannock amongst other places. It started on time, but lost 20 minutes or so between Stourbridge Jct and Rowley Regis, and was about 25 minutes late off Cannock. This shot was taken just north of Cannock station at 08:33. Prior to electrification it had the potential to be a decent spot, but trees on a small embankment to the left cast problematic shadows. I knew that 47854 and 57601 were working this train, and was hoping that the 47 would lead. It's a stiff climb heading north, and the train is starting away from Cannock station. The 47 would surely have produced more impressive clag, but you can see the exhaust from 57601.