1001 Thingley 25 March 2023

1001 passes Thingley on 25 March 2023 with the Hastings Diesels Ltd 1Z65 06:53 Hastings to Bristol Temple Meads 'Avon Ambassador' railtour. Class 202 S60118 Tunbridge Wells is leading. With lots of cloud about, and occasional spells of rain, I was very lucky to get this in the sun. Note the tubular steel piles on the right. These are a remnant of the abandoned plan to electrify the line to Bristol. The scheme only got as far as Chippenham, a couple of miles away.