50007 Honeybourne 23 January 2019

50007 slowly passes the back of Honeybourne station on 23 January 2019, as it commences its journey along the freight only Long Marston branch with the 5Z50 08:30 St Philips Marsh to Long Marston ECS, conveying a set of off lease GWR HST coaches for storage. A surprising and very welcome choice of motive power for this train, which is the result of the close relationship between the Fifty Fund and GBRf, the train's operator. 50007 was at Eastleigh, in preparation for its repainting into GBRf colours, which explains the missing nameplate, and the patched front end.