70813 Uffington 22 September 2021

70813 passes Uffington on 22 September 2021 with the 6M40 11:42 Westbury to Stud Farm ballast empties. This was a day when nothing was going right. Firstly, I had just missed blue liveried 66051 on the Severnside binliner, as unusually it missed out its booked stop at Challow, and was 18 minutes early here, passing just as I was crossing the footbridge. Secondly, the 9U54 12:12 Paddington to Bristol Parkway GWR EMU (which I was hoping might be a red one) was cancelled at Reading, and thirdly, 37884 with the 5Q42 09:50 Ely Papworth Sidings to Newport Docks (Sims Group) was stuck at Finsbury Park. On top of all this, the sun had disappeared!