40145 Penybont Tunnel 3 March 2007

The late afternoon booked departure of the returning Pathfinder Tours 1Z45 16:45 Llandrindod Wells to Crewe 'Welsh Central Liner II' railtour on 3 March 2007, meant that opportunities were limited for daylight photography. The sound of 40145 thrashing up the bank through Penybont was fantastic and the loco was still under full power (note the exhaust) as it emerged from Penybont Tunnel. Shortly before it came there was an interesting lighting effect in the cutting, as a shower of rain was backlit by the setting sun. Typically by the time the train arrived it was nearly dark.