47813 Yarnton 14 September 2017

47813 passes Yarnton on 14 September 2017 with the 6Z86 13:22 Long Marston to Eastleigh Arlington, conveying just four KFA freightliner flats. Initially I wasn't going to bother with this, as photographically four flats are hardly any more interesting that a light engine. However, when I found out that Rail Operation Group's recently repainted 47813 was the motive power, I changed my mind! I chose this view from the footbridge in the fields near Yarnton, as I guessed that it would just be free enough of shadows, at least for the loco, and because there is no chance of a decent picture here for a normal size train. In the event it was only just clear of shadows, and only a couple of minutes before the sun disappeared into a huge bank of black clouds!