60026 Yarnton 1 September 2008

60026 passes Yarnton (near Oxford) with the diverted 6M04 02:28 Port Clarence to Bedworth Petroplus tanks on 1 September 2008. The major engineering work on the West Coast Main Line has resulted in considerably increased mileage for this train, as instead of traveling down from Teesside to the Midlands in the conventional way, it is seen here approaching the Midlands from entirely the opposite direction! Ironically this massive diversion is caused because its normal route involves just a very short section of the WCML at Nuneaton.