66773 Steventon (Stocks Lane) 8 November 2017

66773 approaches Stocks Lane level crossing, Steventon, on 8 November 2017 with the 6M40 11:56 Westbury to Stud Farm ballast empties. Villagers I have spoken to are not at all happy with Network Rail, concerning the amount of time these barriers are left down. For instance, after the passage of a couple of HSTs, the barriers were left down for this train, even though it was still stopped in the loop at Wantage Road nearly four miles away! Although this is only a minor road, just serving the village, there was now naturally a lengthy queue of traffic building up.