86259 Ansty 16 October 2013

86259 (E3137) Les Ross runs alongside the Oxford Canal near Ansty on 16 October 2013 with the Railway Touring Company 1Z86 06:26 Euston to Carlisle 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' railtour. As this was only just a little after sunrise on an extremely cloudy day, the light level was atrocious, requiring the camera to be set to ISO 3200. Normally I wouldn't have bothered with this in such awful light, but as I was passing the area anyway, en-route to Yorkshire, the only inconvenience was the long walk along the rather muddy canal towpath.