66135 Compton Beauchamp 6 July 2013

66135 passes Compton Beauchamp on 6 July 2013 with the diverted 6M60 04:00 Exeter Riverside to Bescot china clay tanks. This train's normal route would be via Newport and the Welsh Marches line. However, as that line was closed for engineering work north of Hereford, it was routed via Swindon and Oxford. It was only after I had taken this picture, and happened to look round to watch the train going away, that I noticed a large bank of cloud to the east. As it was forecast to be a completely sunny day, I wasn't expecting this. Therefore, it was lucky that it was running early, as although the lighting is very head on, shortly afterwards there wasn't any lighting at all!