Track lifting at Gotherington 14 October 1979

Although the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Society was formed in 1976, by the time they were in a position to actually save the line, the track had unfortunately been lifted. I have included this picture, despite its poor technical quality (looking straight into the light on a misty morning), as I have seen very few pictures of track lifting on what is now the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. The date is 14 October 1979, and guided by a single workman (in typical pre health & safety low-vis black clothing!), another track panel is wrenched from the ballast near Gotherington.