60020 Challow 20 January 2017

60020 The Willows approaches Challow at approximately 60mph on 20 January 2017 with the late running 6B33 13:00 Theale to Robeston Murco oil empties, while the 1L67 14:36 Cheltenham Spa to Paddington GWR HST heads in the other direction at around twice that speed. 60020 had left 110 minutes late, and had it kept to this level of lateness, then it would have passed here just after sunset. Luckily it did regain some time (the train often leaves late, and usually recovers some time), and was only just over an hour late when it passed in the very last of the afternoon light.