2857 Foley Park Tunnel 2 June 2018

To celebrate its centenary, The Severn Valley Railway's 28xx 2-8-0 2857 was used on a series of freight trains over the weekend of 2 & 3 June 2018, during the line's Goods Gala. It is seen here emerging from Foley Park Tunnel on 2 June with the 14:35 Kidderminster to Bridgnorth freight. The sun, which had been shining for a long while beforehand, decided to hide behind a cloud at the crucial moment, only to reappear just after the train has passed. The only slight consolation is that the high overhead lighting during the middle of the day in summer is not very photogenic!