40145 Crubenmore 8 October 2007

I don't normally bother with going away shots, but this was too good to resist. 40145 East Lancashire Railway brings up the rear of the Railway Touring Company 1Z55 08:20 Inverness to Kings Cross 'Autumn Highlander' railtour on 8 October 2007, as 50049 Defiance leads the train into the gathering gloom near Crubenmore. I had initially planned to see the train at Drumochter Summit, but it was obvious as I was driving south along the A9 that the weather further south was a lot worse, and it certainly shows here as the train is illuminated by the final patch of sunshine. Once back in the car I was running parallel with the tour most of the way from Drumochter to Blair Atholl.