5580 Southam 5 April 2009

Sunday 5 April 2009 had started sunny but the latter half of the day was cloudy and by late afternoon it was very gloomy. However, just as the late running 16:15 Cheltenham Racecourse to Toddington service was about to depart a small hole opened up in the clouds. Although it would have been a lot more helpful if this lighting had happened when 5580 arrived from Toddington a few minutes earlier, this extreme backlighting with dark clouds is certainly effective. The train is pictured approaching Southam, with Cheltenham Racecourse visible on the horizon.