60028 Crofton 30 April 2024

60028 passes the historic Crofton Pumping Station on 30 April 2024 with the 6Z60 10:40 Willesden DC Rail Sidings to Merehead Quarry stone empties. This was running 96 minutes late, after spending over two hours in Kennet Bridge Loop, at Reading, due to a points failure at Southcote Junction. Several GWR trains were diverted away from the Berks & Hants line, and travelled via Swindon. Of course there was no mention of this on the GWR website, which implies that their 'Travel Updates' feature is not telling the whole story!