51950 & 52062 Hailes 20 March 1993

The sun is setting at Hailes on 20 March 1993 as 51950 & 52062 rattle past with the 16:15 Toddington to Gretton service, during the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Spring Diesel Gala. The shadows in the foreground suggest that the bridge isn't exactly overloaded with photographers. This doesn't really surprise me, as the blinkered attitude of many photographers would result in them ignoring this and not taking pictures of anything that isn't loco hauled. To me this picture of an immaculately restored heritage unit photographed in perfect light is infinitely preferable to yet another shot of a Class 66 hauled freight on the mainline.