5526 Hailes 24 May 2009

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's 25th anniversary 'Cotswold Festival of Steam' was blessed with superb weather, particularly on 24 May 2009. However, the high temperatures meant that trains later in the day displayed very little exhaust. Here 45xx 2-6-2T 5526 ambles along between Hailes and Winchcombe under cloudless skies with the 12:40 Toddington to Winchcombe service using GWR autotrailer 178.