6024 Compton Beauchamp 2 August 1998

King Class 4-6-0 6024 King Edward I passes Compton Beauchamp on 2 August 1998 with the 'Cotswold Venturer' railtour. The tour was steam hauled between Didcot and Worcester via Kemble, this being the return working in the evening. This is the only occasion that I can remember photographing a steam special on the mainline and being the only photographer present! This is even more surprising given the fact that this is one of the better locations for an eastbound train in the Vale of White Horse in the evening, most other spots being far too backlit.