220027 Bishop Wood 26 July 2008

In nice evening light, with a dark threatening sky in the background, 220027 passes Bishop Wood with the 15:00 Bristol Temple Meads to Newcastle Cross Country service on 26 July 2008. Despite being repainted into Cross Country's new livery, the shadow of the former Virgin Railways shield can still plainly be seen on the nose! Overhead electrified lines are particularly difficult for photography, with most viewpoints from bridges being ruined by the wires getting in the way. I am particularly pleased with this location, as not only does the low angle suit the catenary, but the farm track running parallel with the line makes a particularly attractive composition.