66020 Overthorpe 22 December 2001

On 22 December 2001, 66020 is just about to pass under the M40 motorway at Overthorpe, near Banbury with the 5Z12 10:45 Tyseley to Old Oak Common ECS comprising just two First Great Western Mk 2 coaches. This look a pleasant sunny shot, but it was absolutely freezing, and apart from certain days on the Settle & Carlisle line, I have never felt so relieved to get back to the car! If you drink instant coffee, the chances are it came from the building emitting steam on the left in the background. This is the giant Kraft Foods plant producers of  Kenco, Maxwell House, and Mellow Bird's instant coffees.