60045 Uffington 27 October 2012

3100hp bird scarer! A startled partridge takes flight as 60045 The Permanent Way Institution passes Uffington on 27 October 2012 with the late running 6B33 12:12 Theale to Margam Murco oil empties. Interestingly, although this picture is taken at 1/1000sec, and therefore both the train and the bird are pin sharp, the tips of its wings are slightly blurred, proving just how fast a partridge flaps its wings when trying to flee from a train! Note the massive oil stain down the side of 60045.