53808 pictured between Ropley and Alresford on a goods charter service on 3 November 2023.

Taken in the late afternoon mellow light of the sun, the Trust’s S&D 7F No. 53808 is seen here on a goods charter between Ropley and Alresford on the Watercress Line on Friday 3 November 2023.

The charter took place just before the last day of normal running of 53808 – Saturday 4 November – prior to going out of service for overhaul.

[Photo by Julian Clark.]