47817 Ascott-under-Wychwood 31 March 1990

From a viewpoint that is no longer possible due to the growth of lineside vegetation, 47817 weaves across from the double track onto the start of the long single track section of the Cotswold Line at Ascott-under-Wychwood. It is working the Pathfinder Tours 1Z37 Manchester to Whatley 'Mendip Quarryman' railtour on 31 March 1990. An easy location to get to, as it just meant standing on the side of the road behind the signal box! A little bit of extra height would have been an advantage to show the track layout, but at least the snaking coaches show that it is coming off the double track. Note the point rodding from the signal box leading to the point underneath the locomotive.