50031 Merthyr Tydfil 9 August 1998

A very appropriate juxtaposition! 'Hoover' 50031 Hood passes the Hoover factory at Merthyr Tydfil on 9 August 1998 whilst working the 1Z11 12:33 Treherbert to Merthyr Tydfil special. This was one of a number of special trains organised by the Cardiff Railway Company, taking 50031 to pastures new in the Welsh Valleys.