4965 Harbury 15 March 2008

On 15 March 2008, Hall Class 4-6-0 4965 Rood Ashton Hall worked its last mainline railtour prior to a planned overhaul at Tyseley. It is pictured climbing towards Harbury Tunnel with the Vintage Trains 1Z43 10:38 Solihull to Didcot '4965 Adieu' tour. Unfortunately the classic view from this location is now completely impossible due to the growth of some quite substantial trees. However I chose this not particularly inspiring viewpoint from the other side of the cutting because I knew it would be working hard and the exhaust would be clear of the rather bland sky.