43132 Baulking 21 April 1986

A brief sunny spell between the April showers at Baulking on 21 April 1986. 43132 leads the 1A52 14:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington InterCity service through the cutting that is now covered in bushes and small trees, but in the 1980s was covered in nothing more intrusive than a few gorse bushes. This wide open view clearly shows the site of Uffington station in the background, with the 1898 road bridge, which was built to replace the original very dangerous level crossing. This bridge has since been replaced, but due to an unbelievable lack of foresight the new bridge did not allow for possible electrification, so it had to be closed in late 2014 to be modified yet again!