166204 Hinksey 20 January 2016

A scene full of interest at Hinksey Yard on the gloriously sunny afternoon of 20 January 2016. 166204 Norman Topsom MBE passes by with the 1P43 11:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington GWR service, while parked on the left, in an unphotographable position, is 60047. A new footbridge is under constriction in the background, just in front of the concrete and wire mesh sided bridge, that even three decades ago looked to be in very poor condition. The prominent feature in the foreground is a noise barrier, designed to shield the ballast sidings on the left. Finally, two cranes can be seen in the background working on the new Westgate Shopping Centre. Luck would have it that they both happened to be positioned ideally for this photo.