50033 & 50007 Blackwell 30 October 1993

50033 Glorious & 50007 Sir Edward Elgar pass over the summit of the Lickey Incline at Blackwell on 30 October 1993 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z44 06:35 Bristol Temple Meads to Seaforth Docks 'Merseyman' railtour. Despite having just conquered the grueling gradient, they weren't going that slowly, and 08:25 on a dark October morning was pushing the limit of what could be taken on Fujichrome 100. This picture was taken with Canon's top of the range 1970s camera, the 'built like a tank' F1 with a 50mm lens at 1/500sec f1.4.