47085 Stonesfield 6 June 1979

47085 Mammoth passes through the deep cutting at Bridgefield Bridge, near Stonesfield on 6 June 1979 with the 1B46 17:00 Paddington to Hereford service. Not a very good picture, with severe encroaching shadows, however it is one of the few pictures that I have of a steam heat Class 47/0 working a passenger train on the Cotswold Line. The next time I saw it on the line it was engaged in much humbler duties. Note the telegraph wires, and the distinctive Grintleyhill Bridge just visible in the far distance.