66006 Wolvercote 24 August 2016

This picture graphically illustrated the deplorable state that Network Rail have let certain parts of the rail network get into, through their total lack of maintenance. 66006 runs along the up relief line at Wolvercote on 24 August 2016 with the 4O21 09:15 Trafford Park to Southampton Western Docks intermodal. The trees and bushes are touching the tops of the standard size boxes on this train, but crashing into the taller 'high cub' containers, and effectively being trimmed to (almost) the loading gauge by the constant passage of trains! You can clearly see the foliage above the fourth box about to get whacked by the bright orange Hyundai container.