66416 Tockenham Wick 16 February 2016

66416 climbs Dauntsey Bank on 16 February 2016 with the 4L31 09:03 Bristol to Felixstowe North freightliner. This view is taken from the lofty Trow Lane road bridge, near Tockenham Wick. Because the track approaches the bridge in a deep cutting, it is necessary to use a very long lens during the winter months in order to avoid the shadows. This does however give a clear view of the incline, and would on a clearer day show the wooded hills in the background. The brick chimney in the background belongs to the former Dauntsey Creamery, while the bridge over the line in the distance marks the site of Dauntsey station (closed in 1965).