50007 & 47240 Hungerford Common 3 September 1984

A meeting of two classic loco classes at Hungerford Common on 3 September 1984. 50007 Sir Edward Elgar heads west with the 09:40 Paddington to Penzance, while 47240 passes with the what is presumably a HST substitute on the 06:28 Penzance to Paddington. Of course if such a situation arose today with a rail blue 47 approaching from one direction and a green 50 from the other, there would be some hesitation as to which to photograph. In 1984 it was simple, Sir Edward Elgar was green, and virtually everything else was blue!