47786 Uffington 13 July 2010

47786 Roy Castle OBE passes Uffington in atrocious light on 13 July 2010 with Royal Scotsman 1Z30 14:52 Bath to Oxford 'Grand Tour of Britain' luxury charter. Earlier in the day it had started from Hereford as the 1Z29 06:24 to Bath, from where it traveled ECS to Westbury and back. After arrival at Oxford, the train would then work ECS to Haddenham & Thame Parkway (via a reversal at Banbury), from where it would pick up the passengers once more, and then continue on to Fletton Junction (for the Nene Valley Railway) arriving at 02:25. And this is just day three of an eight day tour! 47804 is on the rear of the train. Unfortunately West Coast Railway's livery looks dull at the best of times, so it doesn't really suit these miserable conditions.