43002 Steventon 5 January 2017

A superb end to a superb day's photography. 43002 Sir Kenneth Grange races past Steventon on 5 January 2017 with the 1C17 14:00 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads GWR service. Not having called at Didcot, this was going noticeably faster than some of the HSTs seen earlier in the day, although easily stopped with a shutter speed of 1/2000sec. Another one of the route's non-standard livered power cars, 43172 Harry Patch - The last survivor of the trenches is on the rear of the train.