180106 Shorthampton 24 May 2012

After a break of a few years, the Class 180s are back on the Cotswold Line. Banished to pastures new in favour of First Great Western's stalwart Class 166 Turbos, many people were sorry to see the 'Adelantes' (as they were then branded) go, and presumably the line's regulars will now welcome them back. Sporting the new 'wavy lines' livery, 180106 speeds past Shorthampton on 24 May 2012 with the 5Z31 10:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington crew training run. Unfortunately the early morning cloud had not dispersed as early as the Met Office had forecast.