INTO THE EIGHTIES
A South Wales theme for diesel depot.
The 1980s is my core era in terms of personal recollection and active enthusiasm; a time of changing colours and practices, but with plenty of everyday interest and variety to be enjoyed across much of the UK. As the drab plain blue livery gave way to brighter Inter City and Railfreight schemes and many vintage diesel and electric classes being run down, it's a decade that brings equal amounts of nostalgia and sorrow.
With a line up of Welsh '37s', plus a stray Class 31 off a Speedlink working, this could be somewhere near Cardiff in the mid-80s, as the locos rest between coal and steel workings.