59104 Moulsford 27 April 2011

Strange goings on at Moulsford on 27 April 2011. I don't normally bother to photograph light engine moves, but this is a little different. A Class 59 running on its own on the Great Western Mainline is unusual, and when the driver gave me a toot I suspected something was afoot. Apparently, 59104 Village of Great Elm was working the 6A83 12:40 Machen to West Drayton stone train but was running low on fuel, so the train was left in Theale loop, while 59104 made its way to Didcot for fuel! I still might not have bothered to take this picture, but it just so happened that it occured at a very busy moment. Not only can the 1B69 17:45 Paddington to Carmarthen First Great Western service been seen approaching in the distance, but also 66841 can just be seen with the 6O78 Margam to Dollands Moor Colas steel train (unfortunately totally unphotographable from the other side of the bridge due to shadows).