Steam preservation in the 1980s & 90s
From a publication dated 1993
It was recent in 1993!
Back in 1993 clearance work had been undertaken on the Leicester Extension, opening up this new viewpoint near Birstall, where 34039 ‘Boscastle’ is seen on the 14.25 Loughborough Central – Leicester North. The coach immediately behing the locomotive is a BSO No. W9316, which is converted for the disabled. It recently re-entered traffic after extensive overhaul, and carries WR chocolate and cream livery – the first Mark 1 on the GCR to do so.
Photograph: Melville L.T.Holley.