166207 Charlbury 6 June 2011

Monday 6 June 2011 saw the opening of the new section of reinstated double track on the Cotswold Line from Charlbury to Ascott-under-Wychwood. With a wave from one of the many onlookers, 166207 pulls away from the newly commissioned down platform at Charlbury with the 1W10 05:48 Paddington to Great Malvern First Great Western service. This being the first passenger train to use the newly installed line. Note the approach ramp to the new footbridge and the customary bunting between the lamp posts.