I went to Stafford station this morning to take a few photos of two specials which went through the station. The first bought back a lot of memories to me as it was Class 86 hauled, when i was a kid train spotting at Stechford i used to see trains hauled by 86s all the time. Its a lot rarer now though i did an 86 hauled freight at Bletchley last week (though unable to get a photo of it at the time).
The second special train was hauled by two Class 37s, so plenty of diesel thrash there for sure! You can see my photos here.