99709 940018-3 Shorthampton 24 July 2009

Rexquote Gigarailer 180s road-railer 99709 940018-3 sits amid the Rosebay Willowherb at Shorthampton on 24 July 2009. This section of the Cotswold Line is being redoubled with initial work involved in realigned the single track, which was 'centered' at most locations in 1971. As a prelude to all this there has been a massive clearance of vegetation, and indeed this location has never been as clear as this in all the years I have been taking pictures on the line. Obviously work was going on elsewhere, as there was nobody at all around, and although the whole line was closed for the engineering possession, it seemed very strange to see this vehicle parked in the middle of nowhere with nothing happening.