37175 Stonesfield 2 December 2015

37175 passes through the deep cutting near Stonesfield on 2 December 2015 with the 1Q15 09:08 Derby RTC to Derby RTC Network Rail test train, retracing its route back along the Cotswold Line, after a reversal at Oxford. 37219 is on the rear of the train. Believe it not, the morning had started with some unforecast sunshine, but that had long gone, and now the lighting was grim in the extreme. Network Rail have recently completely cleared the vegetation from the north side of the cutting at this location, opening up this new viewpoint. This spot has always been very overgrown, and even in the 1970s there was no possibility of a picture like this.