47091 Bruern 10 June 1984

A vintage scene on the Cotswold Line, during Sunday engineering works on 10 June 1984. 47091 passes Bruern with a loaded ballast train from Moreton-in-Marsh to the track relaying site near Combe. This section of line was still open, with trains only running as far as Ascott-under-Wychwood. Note that the 47 has yet to be fitted with a high intensity headlamp. The fact that both up and down lines here still retain vintage bullhead track is proof that the Cotswold Line was a bit of a backwater at this time.