221133 Magor 18 October 2008

CrossCountry services were diverted away from the Bristol to Gloucester line on Saturdays in the latter part of 2008 due to engineering work. Not long after sunrise on 18 October 2008, 221133 passes Magor with the 06:10 Exeter St Davids to Manchester Piccadilly service, having just reversed at Newport. Note the pink tint to the sky which I hoped was going to herald an improvement in the weather, which although apparently clear as I was driving from Gloucester, was in fact dull and drizzly in South Wales. The colour in the sky however only lasted a short while and then after a period when it looked like it might possibly brighten up, it started raining seriously.