59004 Compton Beauchamp 10 July 2018

The once excellent evening photographic location at Compton Beauchamp has been severely compromised by the Great Western Mainline electfrication programme. However, because there are only intermittent full width spans at this point, a picture is still possible, although a long lens is required because there is a mast in the foreground. The bridge itself has also been comprehensively vandalised by Network Rail, with the usual metal extensions, removal of the end coping stones, and crudely applied concrete filler as an anti-climb measure. 59004 Paul A Hammond catches the evening sun on 10 July 2018 with the diverted 7C64 15:26 Acton to Merehead Quarry Mendip Rail stone empties.