158890 Thrupp (Gloucestershire) 17 December 2018

A picturesque winter scene in the Stroud Valley near Thrupp, photographed on 17 December 2018. South Western Railway 158890 climbs up the valley of the River Frome with the 2B94 13:20 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon GWR service. This was taken just a few moments before the weak sunshine disappeared behind clouds. The houses in the background are the Bowbridge and Mount Pleasant suburbs of Stroud. I particularly like this composition, with the large oak tree on the left, and the Thames & Severn Canal bridge on the right.