43139 Milford Junction 15 September 2012

A First Great Western HST well off the beaten track. 43139 Driver Stan Martin 25 June 1950 - 6 November 2004 slowly negotiates the pointwork at Milford Junction on 15 September 2012 with the Cotswold Line Promotion Group's 'Cotswold-Ouse Express' railtour, returning from Scarborough to Oxford. At this point it is running as the 1Z45 17:22 York to Oxford. 43151 is the rear power car. Although this is an instantly recognisable Yorkshire location, with the added bonus of an interesting track layout, a signal box, and rakes of stabled coal hoppers in the background, just as with the morning's location, I was the only photographer present to record this unusual working.