60001 Grove 11 November 2016

60001 passes the public footpath crossing near Grove on 11 November 2016 with the 6B33 13:00 Theale to Robeston Murco oil empties. This was running 17 minutes early. 20 minutes early would have been better, as the sun was fast disappearing into high cloud. On the other hand, a few minutes later there was no sun at all! Note that the middle warning sign has been updated, but clearly the other two have been in situ for a very long time. I seem to remember that the earlier sign stated that "Trains pass this point at 125mph". Perhaps the new "In excess of 100mph" sign is an admission that HSTs are much less likely to travel at 125mph, compared to the days before OTMR black boxes and speed limiters.