150126 Denchworth (Circourt Bridge) 19 February 2014

The Didcot to Swindon line is a DMU free zone, so this picture of 150126 at Circourt Bridge, Denchworth on 19 February 2014 is noteworthy. It is working the 14:15 Tyseley to St Philips Marsh ECS, traveling via Oxford. The destination blind showing Penzance is doubly inappropriate. Not only is this not heading to Cornwall, but at this time nothing can reach Penzance from this direction, due to the line being completely washed away at Dawlish, during the recent storms. Luckily this unit was running 40 minutes early, and has just managed to catch the very last of the afternoon's sunshine, as a huge bank of black clouds rolled in from the west. At its correct time it was virtually dark, and I was back home!