4965 Fenny Compton 18 April 1999

A recreation of the SLS Specials from the 1950s & 1960s passes Fenny Compton in fine style on 18 April 1999. Hall Class 4-6-0 4965 Rood Ashton Hall was used for this Birmingham Snow Hill to Didcot special, which later returned via the Cotswold Line. I had guessed that the cutting here would mean that the exhaust would not be affected by the wind too much, and I hoped by using a long lens the semaphore signals would stand out, assuming the exhaust didn't blow down and obscure them. For once everything worked out right!