67023 Shipton 22 March 2017

67023 passes through Shipton station in the pouring rain on 22 March 2017 with the 1Z78 06:05 Tyseley to Bristol High Level Siding Network Rail test train. 67027 is on the rear. Despite the atrocious weather, I thought this was worth recording, as it is the first run of a Colas operated Class 67 test train over the Cotswold Line. The new livery certainly brightens up the Spanish built locos, but unfortunately no amount of paint can disguise what is basically an extremely ugly machine!