66076 Aller 11 August 1999

66076 approaches Aller on 11 August 1999 with the Wessex Trains 1Z96 04:19 Victoria to Plymouth 'Wessex Eclipse Express' railtour, one of a number of special trains that traveled down to the west country to allow people to view the total solar eclipse, which could only be fully appreciated in Devon and Cornwall. I traveled down by car, which obviously entailed a ridiculously early start from Oxfordshire. The eclipse itself was spectacular, but unfortunately most of the many specials passed Aller in the fog, and it had only just cleared when 66076 came into view.