66165 Wolvercote 21 June 2017

The 6X65 20:28 Didcot to Mossend freight is always worth photographing, due to its lengthy and mixed consist. Unfortunately its late departure time limits photography to mid summer. The longest day therefore seems like the ideal time to photograph it, but on 21 June 2017 the sun had long gone even before it left Didcot. 66165 heads the mixed load past Wolvercote in the gloom. In addition to the cars and vans, there are several wagons of steel wire at the rear. In the background the 4O29 15:18 Trafford Park to Southampton freightliner waits in the loop, headed by 70015.