66305 Uffington 27 September 2008

Running nearly two hours late, 66305 approaches Uffington with the 6M90 11:30 (allegedly!) Avonmouth to Ratcliffe Power Station coal train on 27 September 2008. This was the second Saturday of this particular working, and I had deliberately gone to Uffington as the sun would still just about have been on the front of this train if it had been running to time. In the event by the time it came the sun was right behind it, just like the previous week! The signal on the left of the line in the distance is the redundant down loop line signal. This together with the corresponding up loop signal are the only evidence (apart from a wider area of ballast) that there once a pair of freight loops at this location.