6024 Appleford 13 April 2002

The driver hangs on to his cap as King Class 4-6-0 6024 King Edward I races through Appleford station on 13 April 2002 with the Vintage Trains 08:14 Birmingham Snow Hill to Paddington 'London Express' railtour. This was of course the obvious location to take this picture, with a classic GWR loco passing a pair of those other icons of the Great Western - the corrugated iron pagoda hut. Unfortunately, while 6024 lives on, the same cannot be said for the pagoda huts, which have since been replaced with a couple of standard 'bus shelters'.