43149 Charlbury 12 February 2011

This 12 February 2011 picture shows the first section of the reinstated double track at Charlbury station, on the Cotswold Line. Still only a very short section, ending just a matter of feet in front of this view, although the positioned sleepers extend some way beyond. 43149 arrives with the 1W02 10:21 Paddington to Hereford First Great Western service. The newly installed rails can be seen in this earlier view of 43154, when they were positioned in the 'four foot' of the running line. As the line was singled in 1971, this is the first time I have ever seen two tracks at this location!