166202 Moreton-in-Marsh 23 June 2010

166202 passes Moreton-in-Marsh's down outer home signal on 23 June 2010 with the 09:29 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington First Great Western service. This is one of only two trains on the Cotswold Line that originates from Moreton-in-Marsh, although unlike in former times it does not stable there overnight, but works in ECS from Oxford shortly before departure time. This picture is taken from a seldom used farm occupation crossing, and I was going to include some foreground foliage to frame the picture, but amazingly just five minutes before the train was due a Network Rail employee paid what is probably his yearly visit to the location and with his strimmer completely cleared all the vegetation away!