31601 Grove 28 September 2015

DC Rail's 31601 Devon Diesel Society passes Grove on 28 September 2015 with the 5Z34 10:05 Bristol Barton Hill to Wembley, conveying newly refurbished Chiltern Railways Mk3 coach 10274. I had carefully planned this picture, with the hawthorn bush on the left providing an ideal counterpoint to the very short train, which I knew would fit the location nicely. Short trains such as this often look odd from a more conventional viewpoint. This is my first picture of 31601 in its smart new paintwork.