66169 Denchworth (Circourt Bridge) 22 September 2014

A surprise at Denchworth on 22 September 2014. Unexpectedly routed via Swindon, rather than the Berks & Hants line, 66169 leads the diverted 6M20 10:37 Whatley to St Pancras (Churchyard Sidings) stone hoppers, along the up relief line at Circourt Bridge. Needless to say, this deviation made it over an hour late by the time it got to Reading. Note the half driven in electrification piles behind the bushes, and near the signal gantry.