43147 Chilson 1 December 2017

A picture that graphically illustrates the terrible state that Network Rail have let sections of the rail network get into. For many years this bush at Chilson has been trimmed by passing trains to the loading gauge profile! 43147 Royal Marines Celebrating 350 years passes by with inches to spare, as it heads up the Cotswold Line on 1 December 2017 with the 1W23 11:22 Paddington to Great Malvern GWR service. Hopefully this neglect may soon be corrected, as other sections of the line have been receiving the attention of the tree cutting gangs, and GWR won't want their new Class 800 DMUs getting scratched!