50030 Shipton 9 May 1987

50030 Repulse pulls away from the tiny station at Shipton on 9 May 1987 with the last ever scheduled loco hauled train to call there. This was the 1A25 08:00 Hereford to Paddington service, which called by request at Shipton. The service went over to HSTs on the following Monday. Unfortunately the lighting is completely head on, but the historical significance outweighs the poor quality image. On the left is FWP Mathews flour mill, still a flourishing concern three decades later.