50031 Eardington 9 May 1992

Despite the fact that I had got numerous pictures of 50031 Hood on the Waterloo to Exeter line during 1991, I wasn't going to miss its first runs in preservation the following year on the Severn Valley Railway. It is pictured here in atrocious dull and rainy conditions descending Eardington Bank, en-route from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster on 9 May 1992, during the line's Diesel Gala.