56096 Weaste 30 October 1993

56096 very cautiously descends the steeply graded Weaste branch with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z44 06:35 Bristol Temple Meads to Seaforth Docks 'Merseyman' railtour on 30 October 1993. The train had arrived at Eccles (just visible in the background) behind 50033 & 50007, and is pictured here running parallel to the Liverpool to Manchester main line which it as just traversed, prior to turning sharply and burrowing underneath both the railway and the A56 road.