9714 Shorthampton 23 September 2009

Network Rail DBSO 9714 leads the 4Z10 07:50 Derby RTC to Bristol Kingsland Road (via Oxford) test train past Shorthampton on 23 September 2009. 31106 is providing the power at the rear. The recently cleared cutting at this location now makes an excellent photographic location, and as the light was abysmal, I decided to go for a different viewpoint by shooting from the north side. The tiny Norman church at Shorthampton, famous for its Medieval wall paintings, is just out of the picture to the left, a couple of fields from the railway.