DR76913 & DR76911 Farleaze 10 September 2014

Signs of impending electrification at Farleaze (near Hullavington) on 10 September 2014. Windhoff electrification units DR76913 (99 70 9131 013-3) & DR76911 (99 70 9131 011-7) head east with the 09:57 Swindon Transfer to Swindon Transfer (via Bristol Parkway) crew training run, while on the right a Network Rail track worker pauses while the train passes. He, along with a large gang of chainsaw operators and scrub clearance workers were starting to cut back the lineside vegetation in readiness for installation of the catenary. Note the temporary blue health & safety fencing protecting the workforce. Just to the right of this picture the hawthorn bushes and Rosebay Willowherb were being obliterated as the train passed.