03069 Hailes 20 March 1993

I'm not sure who's doing all the work here! 03069 pilots Bagnall 0-6-0 No.2 Byfield with the 12:30 Toddington to Gretton service on 20 March 1993, seen here passing Hailes. This was during the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Spring Gala. Note the recent burning of the cutting side, a traditional railway technique for keeping the lineside clear of vegetation. Sadly this is no longer done on the national network with the result that most locations are now very now overgrown.