166204 Shorthampton 28 June 2012

Dramatic lighting at Shorthampton on 28 June 2012. Although it looks like the sun is about to disappear behind that huge brooding mass of dark cloud, it did in fact stay out long enough to provide some nice illumination for Tornado, which was coming from the other direction with the 'Cathedrals Express' railtour. 166204 is seen here working the 1P43 11:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington First Great Western service. This proved to be a good choice of location, as not only did the sun co-operate, but the dark clouds gives a hint of the terrible weather, including some unbelievably heavy downpours that was happening further west.