802101 Finstock 20 February 2019

Running eight minutes late due to an unexplained protracted stop at Hanborough, 802101 approaches Finstock on 20 February 2019 with the 1W27 13:22 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street GWR service. This had been, until the previous week, one of the last bastions of HSTs on the Cotswold Line. Note the evidence of some very welcome extensive lineside tree clearance. Whilst waiting to take this picture, I saw three RAF Tornados jets flying in formation from Brize Norton to Marham, as part of their farewell flypast tour.