The driver of 31601 gives a friendly wave as it heads through Abbotswood topping 56311 with a late running 6Z34 13:23 Cardiff Tidal - Stockton Thomson empty scrap. The working utilised the recently refurbished rake of scrap wagons that DCR have taken delivery of. This is the first time that I have photographed a class 31 on a freight train in 6 years, the last one being the same loco back in its Wessex pink livery days when I photographed it on the FM Coal trial, 6 years ago almost to the day, a photo of which is here.