50008 Somerton 22 October 1985

With North Aston Hall Farm just visible in the haze on the horizon, 50008 Thunderer speeds past Somerton on 22 October 1985 with the 1O15 09:00 Manchester Piccadilly to Poole service. Large logo livery with a black roof and red buffer beams is probably the livery that suited Class 50s the best, although strangely the black roof was not a standard feature. The more common light grey roof was obviously going to end up mostly black anyway! This picture is taken from the public footpath that links Somerton village to Somerton Crossing.