800030 Standish Junction 13 January 2022

A slightly questionable signalling decision at Standish Junction on 13 January 2022. 800030 Henry Cleary weaves across the junction from the Swindon line with the 1G11 10:28 Paddington to Cheltenham Spa GWR service, while in the background 60020 The Willows approaches with the 6B13 05:00 Robeston to Westerleigh oil tanks. This had been held in Haresfield Loop (just around the corner) as booked, only to be let out as this unit approached, therefore having to be held at the signal. Therefore the loco had to move its heavyweight train from a standing start twice within a couple of minutes, needlessly wasting diesel.