|Class 25 locomotives 25303 (front) and 25323 on arrival at Aberystwyth with the excursion train. As seen many times before on this site the locos will draw forward off the stock and run round the train before taking the coaches out of the station and this time reversing them back into the platform siding.|
|Class 25 locomotives 25303 and 25323 complete the parking of the excursion stock and then the pair are shiut down to await the return leg.|
|Class 25 locomotives 25323 and 25303 wait for to shunt the stock for the return "Cambrian Explorer" excursion back into the main platform.|
(L and C) Class 25 locomotives 25323 (front) and 25303 head the return "Cambrian Explorer" excursion to North Walsham. This was to be the last booked Class 25 working out of Aberystwyth and certainly the last excursion train.
(R) As dusk closes in at Aberystwyth the final Aber' Rat Roadshow seminar shot sees Alan Baylis (C), Dave Gee "Z51" and Mark Bennett "No.1" (R) posing in front of 25323 shortly before departure.
Time rolls inexorably on but memories remain
With triple pumps purring Rats came back from the dead
But before we got there our worst fears were confirmed
Then from reserves held deep; strength usually concealed