221130 Heyford 29 October 2008

I went to Heyford station on 29 October 2008 with the aim of taking a picture showing both the railway and canal with a background of autumn colours. Unfortunately only one tree seems to be putting on much of a show at this location. 221130 rounds the curve and passes the narrowboats on the Oxford Canal as it works the 1V94 09:54 Manchester Piccadilly to Reading Cross Country service. The Oxford Canal parallels the railway up the Cherwell Valley between Oxford and Banbury, and although it is basically a contour following canal and therefore wanders about a bit, there are a number of places where both the cut and the line are in close proximity. However, getting good picture with both included is far from easy!