66718  Tackley 8 September 2021

66718 Sir Peter Hendy CBE passes Tackley on 8 September 2021 with the 6X01 10:18 Scunthorpe to Eastleigh long welded rails. Although this train was running roughly to time before Banbury, and again after Oxford, as usual it was running nearly an hour early here, by virtue of missing out its booked stop in Aynho Loop. Coincidentally, I saw this same loco, on the same train, just three miles south of this spot, exactly one year earlier. I'm not too bothered about the blackberry bush in the foreground, but the recently installed palisade fence hardly enhances the picture.