59104 Hinksey 1 August 1991

59104 passes Hinksey Yard on 1 August 1991 with a specially weighted test train running from Derby to Eastleigh. This was one of a series of test trains run on behalf of Railfreight Distribution. Unfortunately this was a very dull day, but I wasn't going to miss the opportunity of photographing such an unusual working. The rear portion of the 3,000 ton train is made of steel bars, but the front section appears to be aluminium ingots. 59104 has been past this location many times since, but never with a load like this!