5043 Wolvercote 8 April 2017

A perfect spring evening at Wolvercote on 8 April 2017. Castle Class 4-6-0 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe heads north with the Vintage Trains 1Z77 16:26 Salisbury to Solihull 'Moonraker' railtour. This was an obvious choice of location to photograph this train, as apart from the ugly palisade fence, there is nothing whatever to cast a shadow across the scene. The black smoke seemingly provided at the last minute for the benefit of the many photographers on the bridge, was a definite bonus!