166201 Yarnton Junction (site of) 3 April 2017

166201 approaches the site of Yarnton Junction on 3 April 2017 with the 1P43 11:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington GWR service. Note the evidence of recent lineside vegetation clearance, although not unfortunately from a photographic point of view, on the west side of the line. There is plenty of blackthorn in flower, as indeed there was 30 years earlier, when I photographed 47555 passing this spot with the diverted 1O07 09:02 Manchester Piccadilly to Poole service.