DR98912 & DR98962 Bourton 31 October 2008

With the giant Honda car factory at South Marston (near Swindon) dominating the background, DR98912 & DR98962 pass Bourton with the 3S32 08:29 Ledbury to Didcot Railhead Treatment Train on 31 October 2008. This is the third occasion within a week that I have gone out to photograph the train, but in each case decided not to wait for the 3S33 13:07 return working from Didcot due to the rapidly worsening weather. In fact this picture gives a false impression of the conditions, as cloud was building steadily and the area behind the factory was the only completely clear piece of sky! The MPV is just passing the crossovers which are used during single line working. The lines here are signaled for bi-directional working.