150126 Lickey Incline 26 July 2003

In superb early morning light with dark clouds in the background, 150126 heads up the Lickey Incline on 26 July 2003 with an empty stock working. With over two miles of 1 in 37 gradient the Lickey Incline is the most formidable incline on the national network, and even now some of the heavier trains still require banking assistance.