50031 Buckhorn Weston Tunnel 25 May 1991

Fresh from its repaint at Laira, 50031 Hood works its first passenger train in its new guise - the 1O86 11:05 Exeter St Davids to Waterloo Network SouthEast service. The location is the eastern end of Buckhorn Weston Tunnel, and the date is 25 May 1991. After a lengthy period working the route in progressively tattier condition, the pristine roof, yellow axle box covers and white wheel rims certainly make an impression.