43005 Charlton-on-Otmoor 17 September 2017

Superb evening light at Charlton-on-Otmoor on 17 September 2017, as 43005 heads south with the diverted 1B59 15:58 Paddington to Swansea GWR service. The green power car with blue coaches almost recalls the days in the 1980s when the HSTs were often to be seen with mismatched formations. The difference is the original blue and grey, as well as the later Executive and Swallow liveries were photogenic, whereas the modern versions (especially GWR's uninspired drab green) certainly aren't!