47790 Fiddington 16 March 2012

47790 Galloway Princess powers past Fiddington on 16 March 2012 with the Northern Belle 1Z71 06:40 Liverpool Lime Street to Cheltenham Gold Cup special. Similarly liveried 47832 is bringing up the rear. There is something of the flavour of past decades here, when numerous Class 47s used to converge on Cheltenham during festival week, and especially on Gold Cup day. Sadly this was the only train with heritage traction on this occasion, the others having to make do with Class 67s. Nevertheless, I don't expect any of the passengers cared what was on the front, as they looked forward to a day of standing in the cold and losing their money on the horses!