166206 Shorthampton 19 March 2011

166206 passes a short section of newly reinstated double track at Shorthampton on 19 March 2011, whilst working the 1P40 09:43 Great Malvern to Paddington First Great Western service. The section of the Cotswold Line between Ascott-under-Wychwood and Charlbury is being redoubled to increase capacity. As I do not really remember the line before the 1971 singling, I was keen to get a picture of a train running past newly laid track, on what will effectively soon by the wrong line.