66135 Kidlington (Sandy Lane) 21 June 2014

66135 approaches Sandy Lane level crossing, near Kidlington, on 21 June 2014 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z70 04:50 Eastleigh to Carlisle 'Scenic Settler' railtour. Although only a 66, the prospect of some fine early morning light made the effort to get up early worthwhile. The longest day guaranteed the best available choice of locations with regard to light, but even so at 06:17 there are very few locations in the Oxford area that are clear of shadows. 70002 would later be added to the train at Crewe.