5029 Banbury 18 December 1994

Spectacular backlighting at Banbury on 18 December 1994, as Castle Class 4-6-0 5029 Nunney Castle heads north with the ill fated Paddington to Stratford-upon-Avon 'William Shakespeare' railtour. Nunney Castle was not having much success on the mainline at the time, with a series of embarrassing failures, and on this occasion late running and finally running out of coal and having to be rescued by a diesel brought about an immediate mainline ban!