43003 Ascott-under-Wychwood 23 October 2007

The second production HST power car, 43003 Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the diminishing number of First Great Western HSTs to retain its Paxman Valenta engine at the end of 2007. It is pictured here leaning into the curve and catching the first rays of the early morning sun between Shipton and Ascott-under-Wychwood with the 1P26 06:09 Abergavenny to Paddington 'Cathedrals Express' First Great Western service on 23 October 2007.