56091 Water Eaton (Banbury Road) 20 August 2013

Two empty (almost) stone trains in one picture! 56091 passes Banbury Road stone terminal, at Water Eaton, on 20 August 2013 with the 6Z84 10:53 Calvert to Willesden Euro Terminal spoil empties. In the foreground are the wagons of the 6C54 13:06 Oxford Banbury Road to Whatley empties, which would follow 56091, after the Didcot to Bicester MoD train had passed in the opposite direction. Unfortunately 6C54's loco (59202) was parked in a totally unphotographable position underneath the bridge, so a short drive to Wolvercote was required for a picture of the train. Note that they had obviously not finished unloading 56091's train at Calvert when departure time came around, as the first two wagons are full, returning the spoil back to Willesden!