3230 Whetsted 28 January 2001

3230 heads through the Kent countryside at Whetsted with the 9O18 10:10 London Waterloo to Paris Gare du Nord service on 28 January 2001. These superb trains were somewhat restricted when working from the 750v third rail due to limited current capacity, but at least the old route through was more photogenic, without the clutter of the overhead catenary. This photo is taken from the A228 bridge, which is one of the few locations in the area that is clear of shadows during the winter months. The village of Five Oak Green can be seen in the background.