47818 Yarnton Junction (site of) 13 January 1991

In the very last rays of the setting sun, 47818 speeds past the site of Yarnton Junction on 13 January 1991 with the 1B29 14:10 Paddington to Hereford Network SouthEast service. The flat area in the immediate foreground is where the former branch line to Fairford curved away to the south. I am standing in the middle of the old formation (behind the BR fence) with the edges of the very shallow cutting visible on both sides. The line closed to passengers in 1962, but was retained for freight as far as Witney until 1970.