144014 Hensall (Eggborough Ings Crossing) 20 March 2000

A change from the normal three quarter front style of photography. I wanted to picture the closed Eggborough Ings Crossing at Hensall, with Eggborough Power Station in the background. The only way to achieve this was a close up view of the front of a train as it passed over the former crossing. So here is 144014 accelerating away from Hensall on 20 March 2000 with the 13:34 Goole to Leeds Arriva Trains Northern service. As this was the only passenger train on this line during daylight there was no margin for error in taking this picture! The crossing was closed (except as a footpath) when the road just to the south of this point was severed by the construction of the M62 motorway in the 1970s.