66043 Tackley 21 May 2009

In superb low evening light just before sunset on 21 May 2009, 66043 approaches Tackley with the 4E70 16:20 Southampton to Wakefield Europort intermodal. In the background on the right is the long closed Shipton-on-Cherwell cement works. Various proposals for the site have been mooted since the works closed in the mid 1980s, including rather bizarrely for a quarry site, residential development. Various plans have been thwarted by the fact that the site is now a haven for wildlife, which it certainly wasn't whilst it was in operation.