70013 Shorthampton 6 October 2012

7MT 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell passes Shorthampton on 6 October 2012 with the Railway Touring Company 1Z71 08:05 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill 'Cotswold Venturer' railtour. Most locations on the southern end of the Cotswold Line are completely hopeless for a train running at this time of day, due to extreme backlighting. However, this section from Charlbury to Ascott-under-Wychwood is better than most, which explains why I have chosen this location yet again, after seeing a similar tour hauled by 60163 just a few months previously.