66012 Baulking 24 March 2009

66012 passes Baulking with the 6A32 Ashchurch to Didcot MoD working on 24 March 2009 with its usual short load, today consisting of a single VGA van and five OCA open wagons. Its approach was announced by the flashing amber signal further down the line indicating it would be looped at Challow. Interestingly the HST drivers must have got wise to this because the following train crawled past me and despite the signal clearing to green was making no attempt to accelerate. Presumably not applying full power till past Challow to avoid catching up with the freight.