20189 & 20205 Eckington 2 July 2022

The Pathfinder Tours 'The Chopper Topper Returns' railtour of 2 July 2022 visited various freight lines and loops, one of which was the Eckington Up Goods Loop. 20189 & 20205 are pictured entering the loop with the 1Z41 09:02 Gloucester to Shrewsbury section of the tour. It was now raining steadily, but despite the awful conditions, I particularly wanted a picture of the unusual sight of a passenger train using the goods loop. Out of sight around the corner, on the rear of the train, are 20007 & 20142 Sir John Betjeman.