180102 Bruern 25 May 2012

180102 passes through the lush Cotswold countryside at Bruern on 25 May 2012 with the 5Z28 07:35 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill crew training run. This is in preparation for the class's return to service with First Great Western. 180102 still carries its original livery, but completely devoid of any brandings, or indeed numbers! Because this train is backlit for its entire journey, finding a good photographic location was a challenge. However, this spot, with the overhanging branches, rustic fence and oilseed rape field proved to be an excellent choice.