L407 Aldington 3 October 1987

L407 (51342, 59494 & 51384) passes Aldington with the 12:26 Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill service on 3 October 1987. This is one of the very few railway pictures that I took on what was at the time regarded as the finest quality 35mm colour transparency film - Kodachrome 25. Apart from the fact that ISO 25 is a ridiculously slow speed for use with a moving subject, I could only detect the tiniest improvement in quality over the much more usable Kodachrome 64. Of course if you really wanted an improvement in quality in those days, you used a large format camera, which is why a lot of the pictures on this website are taken with a Pentax 6x7.