73965 Launton 24 February 2018

73965 passes Launton on 24 February 2018 with the 1Q69 09:00 Hither Green to Derby RTC Network Rail test train. Classmate 73962 Dick Mabbutt is hidden by the signal at the rear of the train. Despite the much wider use of Class 73s in recent years, the locos are still rare on the Chiltern Line, so this was definitely worth recording. Unfortunately, late on a February afternoon is not the ideal time to be photographing a northbound train on the route, as so many locations are in shadow. Therefore I had to settle on this spot, which although very bland, is at least perfectly lit.