37197 & 37158 Hopton Heath 26 May 1996

37197 & 37158 pass through Hopton Heath station on 26 May 1996 with the diverted 06:49 Margam to Llanwern steel coils. This was routed via the Central Wales Line due to engineering works on its usual route. Hopton Heath station is situated in a very rural area to the south west of Craven Arms. Traffic is light, but at least the station is still open, although the station building is now a private residence. Note the overgrown platform on the right, now marooned after the lifting of the second track.