66149 Charlbury 29 July 2009

66149 pulls slowly away from Charlbury with the 6W60 ballast train from Hinksey on 29 July 2009. It was just about to drop ballast on the line between here and Shorthampton. In connection with redoubling certain sections of the Cotswold Line the single track is having to be repositioned in several places, undoing the work carried out in 1971. Unfortunately by the time this train decided to move off not only had the rain started coming down again, but it was starting to get dark, which probably explains why I was the only photographer on the scene!