50003 Goring 5 November 1983

Someone is obviously enjoying the haulage by 50003 Temeraire at Goring on 5 November 1983! The loco is working the 2A36 13:01 Paddington to Oxford. This is a very humble duty for a Class 50, as after Reading it took on the role of a local train, calling at most stations. Here it is still accelerating away from Goring & Streatley, and will have hardly got up to speed before having to slow down for the next stop at Cholsey. It almost seems that someone is celebrating Guy Fawkes Night a little early, as smoke from a bonfire drifts across the track in the background, adding to the already misty atmosphere.