43169 Hinksey 7 February 2018

43169 The National Trust passes Hinksey Yard on 7 February 2018 with the 1P31 12:09 Hereford to Paddington GWR service. This was running quite slowly, as bizarrely the late running 4O21 09:15 Trafford Park to Southampton Western Docks intermodal had been let out right in front of it. After three hours of photography in the biting cold, it was now time to go home, especially as the sun was starting to disappear into high cloud coming in from the west. In fact, the sun had only just reappeared from behind a cloud a few minutes before this train was due.