73962 & 73963 Little Bedwyn 16 July 2016

73962 Dick Mabbutt & 73963 Janice speed past Little Bedwyn on 16 July 2016 with the UK Railtours 1Z74 16:24 Paignton to Waterloo 'The Herd of Wildebeestie' railtour. Out of sight around the corner on the rear are 73128 O.V.S. Bulleid C.B.E & 73107 Tracy. It is still a surprise the see Class 73s travelling at such speed away from the third rail, but then of course these two are re-engineered Class 73/9s with 1,600hp MTU engines, in place of the original Class 73's 600hp English Electric unit. I had chosen this location as it would be much less backlit than most of the route, and would give a perfectly lit view of the locos on the rear of the train. Of course as soon as I arrived the sun disappeared, and by the time the train arrived the lighting was pretty grim.