45699 Banbury (Hardwick) 5 June 2016

Looking and sounding superb, despite the dismal weather, Jubilee Class 4-6-0 45699 Galatea heads north from Banbury on 5 June 2016 with the Steam Dreams 1Z45 08:31 Paddington to Pwllheli 'Cambrian Coast Express' railtour. I wasn't entirely surprised to be the only photographer at what is quite a decent location, as it does require a long walk, which effectively prevents any chance of chasing the train, and for anyone shooting video, the adjacent M40 is a constant source of noise! Unfortunately the Met Office's predicted sunny morning was nowhere to be seen, although naturally it was a completely sunny afternoon!