D172 Fairburn 5 July 1997

Viewed from high above Fairburn Tunnel, D172 Ixion heads east along the Castleford to Milford Junction freight line with the Past Time Rail 1Z54 07:28 Euston to Scarborough 'Napier & Sulzer Pioneer' railtour on 5 July 1997. Unfortunately the small patch of very weak sun has just managed to miss the locomotive! The lakes in the background form part of the Fairburn Ings RSPB nature reserve, an important winter refuge for numerous species of wildfowl.