4965 Ascott-under-Wychwood 14 February 2015

Hall Class 4-6-0 4965 Rood Ashton Hall passes Ascott-under-Wychwood Signal Box at high speed on 14 February 2015 with the Vintage Trains 1Z36 12:30 Tyseley to Oxford 'Valentines Dinner Express' railtour. This was just as the persistent drizzle had turned into heavy rain! Although there were a couple of others photographers on the opposite platform, I was surprised to be the only person at this particular spot. Given the awful weather, I thought it was the obvious place to go, as it shows the train passing one of the line's few remaining signal boxes. Until the reconstruction of Ascot's second platform in 2011 this view was not possible.