40145 Yarnton 16 May 2010

In a lucky patch of evening sunshine on 16 May 2010, 40145 East Lancashire Railway passes Yarnton with the Class 40 Preservation Society's 1Z52 08:50 Penzance to Crewe 'East Lancs Champion' railtour. The good light was very brief and localised, as can be seen from the bank of dark clouds over Oxford in the background. The twenty minute stop at Oxford to remove D1015 Western Champion from the train had allowed me to get to this spot after seeing the train a little earlier at Compton Beauchamp.