56040 & 33019 Congerstone 19 September 2009

56040 Oystermouth & 33019 Griffon pass Congerstone in superb light with the 10:00 Shackerstone to Shenton service during the Battlefield Line's Diesel Gala on 19 September 2009. I've had some narrow escapes with lighting while taking railway pictures, but this has got to be one of the closest calls. As the train came around the corner it was still completely cloudy. The sun just came out at the critical moment and as the coaches were passing me it disappeared again. A few seconds of sun just at the right moment! Of course in that situation the dark cloud in the background really stand out. In addition to the 'Carry On Clagging' headboard the loco is carrying a SN Shackerstone depot plaque.