70804 Compton Beauchamp 24 March 2014

A dazzling study in shades of yellow and orange at Compton Beauchamp on 24 March 2014. 70804 runs along the Great Western Mainline with the 6M50 07:55 Westbury to Bescot engineers train. This train has attracted considerable interest since its take over by Colas in October 2013. Unfortunately the loco's sparkling condition is not matched by it reliability. Two days after this picture was taken it failed on this service for the second time, on this occasion having to be rescued by a Class 67! Totally unacceptable for a new locomotive.