31465 Compton Beauchamp 27 June 1986

31465 passes Compton Beauchamp on 27 June 1986 with the 3B09 18:50 Paddington to Swansea (via Gloucester) parcels. With hindsight I should have taken more pictures of this train, but with a passing time of 20:30 at this location, it was obviously only possible in mid summer. On this occasion the sun had faded away into high cloud, but there would clearly have been other times when a sunny evening would have allowed pictures to be taken at one of number of spots that was free of shadows in those days. Oh for a time machine!