4965 & 5043 Uffington 20 February 2010

After seeing 4-6-0s 4965 Rood Ashton Hall & 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe storm up Sapperton Bank with the Vintage Trains 1Z43 08:05 Tyseley to Didcot 'Great Western Incursion' railtour on 20 February 2010, I thought it was highly unlikely that I would get a second decent picture, as the weather had deteriorated with rain showers and masses of thick cloud. However, I ventured out to Uffington to see the 1Z65 15:45 Didcot to Tyseley return, just in case the weather improved. Miraculously, the clouds cleared away a few minutes before the train arrived, leaving this fantastic cloudscape in the background. Even though this location is a fair walk from the nearest road, I was surprised that there was only one other photographer here to record the scene.