4965 Churchill Heath 21 November 2015

Hall Class 4-6-0 4965 Rood Ashton Hall passes Churchill Heath (between Kingham and Bruern) on 21 November 2015 with the Vintage Trains 1Z36 09:30 Tyseley to Oxford 'Oxfordshire Explorer' railtour, or alternatively, according to the headboard, 'Tilly's Birthday Express'! Although there was guaranteed sunshine, the strong wind threatened to cause problems with the exhaust blowing down, so I hoped this location, partly in the lee of Churchill Heath Wood, would give a bit of shelter. The result was even better than I had hoped for, and I've even caught the loco in the 'rods down' position, favourite by perfectionist steam photographers!