35028 Chilson 21 August 2021

Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 35028 Clan Line passes Chilson on 21 August 2021 with the Railway Touring Company 1Z44 07:09 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill 'Cotswold Venturer' railtour. This was running 18 minutes late due to a bizarre signalling error which saw the train routed up the Banbury line at Wolvercote Junction. Apparently the driver took the wrong route, and then had to set back so that the correct route could be set! Although it was raining heavily to the south of Oxford, the forecast downpour hadn't started here yet, so at least I wasn't getting wet whilst waiting!