08757 Hinksey 29 November 2010

On a bitterly cold 29 November 2010, 08757 gets to grips with a lengthy rake of sand wagons at Hinksey Yard (Oxford). It is seen here propelling them back into the fan of sidings at the south end of the yard. After a lengthy period of idling, the sudden burst of activity is giving rise to a considerable amount of blue smoke. Although very tatty, 08757 still looks quite distinctive in its long obsolete Res livery.