20901 Kingham 4 September 1996

Very unusual motive power for the Cotswold Line. 20901 Nancy passes through Kingham station with an Old Oak Common to Hereford Hunslet Barclay weedkilling train on 4 September 1996. Sister loco 20904 Janis can just be seen on the rear of the train. Surprisingly this is not the only picture of Class 20s I have at this location, as five years before I had photographed a railtour from this spot. The vantage point is from the abutment of the former flyover bridge carrying the little used Banbury to Cheltenham direct line across the Cotswold Line. When that line was open, most trains called at Kingham, so did not use the flyover, but reversed in the station. I was lucky with the sun here, as this superb evening light disappeared just after the train!