D1935 Savernake 18 July 2020

D1935 (47805) Roger Hosking MA 1925 - 2013 passes Savernake on 18 July 2020 with the Statesman Rail 1Z37 05:37 Peterborough to Paignton 'English Riveira Statesman' railtour. After four months without any railtours, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was a welcome return of some heritage traction on a mainline passenger train. I had chosen this location, as it was a cloudy morning, and it would be possible to get a decent shot at what would normally be an impossibly backlit spot. Typically there were a few worrying moments when the sun peaked through the clouds! This is the site of Savernake Low Level Station. The High Level station, on the former MSWJR, was just a short distance to the left of this picture. Note the remains of the removed crossover.