50027 Charfield 11 October 1986

50027 Lion passes the remains of Charfield station on 11 October 1986 with the 1V73 07:30 Aberdeen to Penzance 'Cornishman'. This would have been the third loco employed on this mammoth journey. A Class 47 would have worked the train from Aberdeen to Carstairs, where a Class 87 electric would have taken over as far as Birmingham New Street. With over fourteen hours to complete what is admittedly a very long journey, there is obviously a lot of recovery time built in to the schedule. On this occasion it was running exactly to time.