47830 Crofton 23 June 2001

95mph versus 5mph! A narrowboat on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Crofton is overtaken by 47830 hauling the 1C17 09:30 Paddington to Penzance First Great Western service on 23 June 2001. Note the inclusion of the two Motorail vans at the head of the train. Believe it or not, this was a case of perfect timing, with the boat just happening to come along when the train was due. No Photoshop trickery has been used, and this is a straightforward scan from the original 6x7 slide.