59002 Compton Beauchamp 17 July 2017

59002 Alan J Day just catches the last of the very weak evening sun, as it passes Compton Beauchamp on 17 July 2017 with the 6C48 17:11 Appleford to Whatley Quarry Mendip Rail stone empties. This had left Appleford 82 minutes early, but had then sat at Challow for over an hour, so was only a few minutes early here. It then missed out its booked layover at Swindon, and so was running an hour early again! At 39 wagons long, the morning's loaded working would presumably have been beyond the capacity of a Class 66, a type which unfortunately has a habit of turning up on this working when I am out with the camera!