4612 Winchcombe 23 May 2010

57xx 0-6-0PT 4612 gets some prestigious work on 23 May 2010, as it works the Elegant Excursions Toddington to Gotherington Sunday Lunch special. It is seen here departing from Winchcombe, on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. The high sun is hardly the most photogenic lighting, with harsh shadows obscuring most of the underframe detail, and although there is still some hawthorn blossom out, it is getting towards the worst time of year for photography, not only due to the high sun, but also the unremitting uniform green colour of the landscape.