50023 South Moreton (Didcot East) 8 November 1986

50023 Howe passes South Moreton (Didcot East) on 8 November 1986 with the 1A25 08:00 Hereford to Paddington. 50023 was the first loco to carry NSE livery, and this was the first occasion on which I saw it in what was at the time a radical departure in terms of loco livery. Despite the various new colour schemes that had been launched, 1986 was still very much a BR blue railway.