50046 Grateley 14 November 1991

50046 Ajax poses in the autumn sunshine at Grateley whilst working the 1L05 10:00 Waterloo to Salisbury service on 14 November 1991, running 30 minutes late. This was the loco's penultimate day in traffic. The following day after working the 2C59 22:15 Exeter St Davids to Newton Abbot Fridays only local it moved to Laira with the 5C59 23:00 Newton Abbot to Laira ECS - its final working. Although in full working order, it had been taken out of traffic to donate its engine and generator to GW150 green 50007 Sir Edward Elgar, which had been out of traffic at Laira since 9 July 1991 with a main generator flash over. Latterly 50046 had been a bit of a celebrity itself as it still carried large logo livery amid a sea of Network SouthEast liveried machines.