58022 Eckington 28 February 1998

58022 crosses over the River Avon at Eckington on 28 February 1998 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z88 05:50 Reading to Crewe 'Rex Ham' railtour. This section of the railtour was supposed to have featured a Class 58 & 56 combination, but the rostered Class 56 was overdue an A exam, and its replacement wouldn't work in multiple with 58022! All these problems meant that the tour was nearly an hour late when it passed me. It was lucky that the delay wasn't any greater, as the clouds were starting to build up considerably.