59103 Clink Road Junction 3 May 2004

In the pouring rain on 3 May 2004, 59103 Village of Mells comes off the Frome line at Clink Road Junction with the annual Pathfinder Tours / Mendip Rail excursion, this time heading for Bognor Regis, running as the 1Z59 08:06 from Castle Cary, and ironically given the prevailing weather conditions titled 'Sunny South Express'! 59001 Yeoman Endeavour can be seen on the rear of the train (the train would shortly reverse at Westbury). Although the rain does add a little atmosphere to the picture compared with just a cloudy day, keeping the camera dry in such conditions is a major preoccupation!