800014 Lyneham 26 July 2018

Although it is questionable whether the introduction of the Class 800 DMUs is actually an improvement over the HSTs on the Cotswold Line, they are certainly an improvement over the various types of DMU that have been used on the evening 'all stations' local service on the line. 800014 is seen here passing Lyneham, whilst still accelerating away from Shipton station on 26 July 2018 with the 1W33 16:22 Paddington to Great Malvern GWR service. Unfortunately the improved rolling stock has not been matched with improved punctuality - this was running 15 minutes late.