33207 & 33025 Charlbury 23 August 2008

33207 Jim Martin & 33025 Glen Falloch pass through Charlbury station with the 1Z34 14:36 Weymouth to Crewe 'Dorset Coast Explorer / Great Wey Round' railtour on 23 August 2008. No doubt the highlight of this tour for many on board was the visit to the south coast, but for me it was definitely the chance to see a pair of 'Cromptons' on the Cotswold Line. Despite the atrocious lighting, I was not going to miss a picture of this unusual traction passing Brunel's 1853 built grade 2 listed station building. Unfortunately the tour's exemplary time keeping fell fowl of this single track section of the Cotswold Line, as it was delayed waiting for the late running 17:07 Great Malvern to Paddington First Great Western HST to clear the section at Wolvercote Junction.