166210 Shipton 5 October 1997

166210 approaches Shipton station at reduced speed on 5 October 1997 with the 13:36 Paddington to Hereford Thames Trains service. Although the newly laid track the unit is passing over here has received a little ballast, the section through the station, just a few yards further on, had received none at all! Note the pile of vintage bullhead track stacked up on the left. Obviously this new steel sleepered track is the first new permanent way at this location for many decades.