50025 Waltham St Lawrence 2 June 1989

50025 Invincible passes Waltham St Lawrence on 2 June 1989 with the 1F23 06:46 Westbury to Paddington Network SouthEast service. Two months after this picture was taken, Invincible didn't quite live up to its name, when it was derailed at high speed by an object placed on the line at West Ealing. The damage to the locomotive was so extensive that it was subsequently withdrawn. This was the last occasion on which I saw it. Not quite the last ever picture, as I saw it returning from Paddington a little later. However, that picture was slightly compromised by a HST getting in the way at the crucial moment!