60163 Compton Beauchamp 7 November 2009

A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado passes Compton Beauchamp in weak sunshine on 7 November 2009 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z28 11:42 Gloucester to Victoria 'Thames Tornado' railtour. Cloud was gradually approaching from the west, which adds to the background here. It was far enough away not to affect the sun until some time after the train had passed. Much more serious however was the HST rapidly approaching from the other direction. Literally a few seconds after I took this picture the view was completely blocked, which would not have been appreciated by the large crowd of  photographers gathered on the bridge! Incidentally the largest number of photographers I have ever seen at this location.