67005 & 67006 Uffington (Viewed from White Horse Hill) 5 April 2008

Probably the best distance to view a pair of 'skips' from, even if they are the Royal Train allocated pair! With Oxleaze Farm in the foreground, 67005 Queen's Messenger & 67006 Royal Sovereign head west through the Vale of White Horse near Uffington with the UK Railtours 1Z67 06:47 Stevenage to Kidderminster 'Severn Valley Sunrise' railtour on 5 April 2008. I had been waiting for the ideal weather conditions to attempt this long lens shot from the top of White Horse Hill, and the uninspiring choice of traction for this tour meant I wasn't going to miss an important picture if it didn't work out.  As the train is over two miles away, a clear morning was essential.