Strange but true... On 29 July 1981 BR Eastern Region introduced a special discount one-off return fare to anywhere in the UK, for the benefit of anyone who wanted to avoid a certain Royal Wedding that was taking place that day. The 'get away from it' trip chosen in my case was Newcastle - Ipswich. One of the first photographs taken on reaching Ipswich.... 47583, County of Hertfordshire, arriving specially decked out in large logo blue livery, with additional red, white and blue body bands, all applied courtesy of Stratford shed to commemorate... the Royal Wedding!
Company: Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Railway
Photographer: Colin Alexander
Contact photographer: Colin Alexander
Image number: 21553