800034 & 800014 Denchworth (Circourt Bridge) 15 November 2018

My first picture of an electrically propelled train at Circourt Bridge, Denchworth. 800034 & 800014 head towards the capital on the unexpectedly sunny morning of 15 November 2018 with the 1A11 09:30 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington GWR service. It was mostly diesel hydraulics when I first visited this location in 1973. In those days I never thought this line would ever be electrified, and indeed it is several years late and massively over budget, so not quite the triumph that the rail authorities claim, especially when these EMUs are the replacements for the iconic HSTs!