73901 Kemble Wick 5 March 2010

Colas Rail Plasser & Theurer 08-275 Switch & Crossing Tamper 73901 ambles past Kemble Wick en-route to Swindon on 5 March 2010. A substantial amount of work has been carried out to stabilise the cutting side here, with a new concrete sectional retaining wall replacing the original brick one, and improved drainage. A landslip here caused the derailment of a Class 158 in 2007. The short (400 yard) Kemble Tunnel can be seen in the background. This was built purely to hide the line from Squire Gordon of Kemble House!