66147 South Moreton (Didcot East) 13 September 2012

Some of the most impressive freight trains operating in the south of England in 2012 are the covered car carrier trains conveying new Minis from the BMW plant at Cowley. The sheer length of these trains with their distinctive wagons, makes up for the mundane traction employed. On 13 September 2012, 66147 was entrusted with the 4O40 08:21 Morris Cowley to Southampton Eastern Docks, seen here passing South Moreton (Didcot East), slowly gathering speed after its lengthy layover at Didcot.