66136 Uffington 20 January 2011

Disappointing motive power for the 7C48 13:30 Appleford to Whatley Mendip Rail stone empties on 20 January 2011. I would have much preferred the more usual Class 59, but I was already in position in the field near the site of Uffington station, so this picture of 66136 heading back to the Mendips was added to the collection. An aptly named 'Scatter Bird' gas operated bird scarer was protecting the young oilseed rape crop in the field on the right and a PW worker was sounding a loud horn to warn track workers near the bridge of the approach of each train. It wasn't the quietest of spots this particular afternoon!