55020 Ardley Quarry 7 October 2010

In order to move 55020 (121020) from its Aylesbury depot to the Severn Valley Railway for the following day's Diesel Railcar Reunion, the Chiltern Railways 'bubble car' worked north on 7 October 2010 as the 5M12 12:48 Aylesbury to Kidderminster ECS. Running exactly to time, and almost certainly traveling at its maximum speed of 70mph, 55020 is seen here passing the remains of Ardley Quarry Sidings. Virtually everywhere on the southern part of its route would have been heavily backlit, but this spot is about as good as it gets, plus the inclusion of the rusting siding in the foreground and the M40 motorway in the background make the location a little less bland.