61306 Steventon Stocks Lane 1 March 2015

Looking superb in the crisp morning light, B1 4-6-0 61306 Mayflower speeds past Stocks Lane, Steventon, on 1 March 2015 with the Steam Dreams 1Z61 08:58 Paddington to Cardiff Central 'St David's Day Cathedrals Express' railtour. I particularly wanted to use this location, as the rustic brick wall and allotments in the foreground more than compensates for the radio mast in the background. In view of the angle of the light, and the direction of the wind, I was surprised that most of the photographers at this spot were on the opposite side of the level crossing!