66011 Uffington 22 July 2020

A new DB Cargo operated stone train commenced on 22 July 2020, taking stone from Moreton-on-Lugg, via the Severn Tunnel and Oxford, to Birmingham. It did not start well, as although it seemed to be OK here, I have seen several other pictures of the loco putting out considerable quantities of black smoke. There was a revised later schedule, which was not picked up by Realtime Trains, so the apparent late running may not have been so great. 66011 is pictured here passing the footbridge in the fields near Uffington, running 82 minutes late (by the original schedule) with the 6Z41 07:50 Moreton-on-Lugg to Small Heath.