50027 Bishop's Sutton 17 May 1992

50027 Lion made its preservation debut on 17 May 1992, when it worked a number of trains on the Mid Hants Railway. Looking absolutely immaculate (I don't think I ever saw a Network SouthEast machine in this condition on the mainline!), Lion passes Bishop's Sutton with the 15:15 Alton to Alresford service under a cloudless sky. The NSE image doesn't really extend to the stock!