The last steam locos to work a train on the Worcester -Hereford line were 4936 and 5029 on the 4th October 2008. Since then it seemed as though steam had been 'banned' from this route, although 6201 came this way with the Royal Train in July (albeit with a diesel on the front). Perhaps steam isn't allowed to work through the tight Ledbury and Colwall tunnels? Or it may be gauging? Who knows?!