Friday, 30 May 2014

60009 at Didcot, 25th May 2014

5Z37 13:05 Bristol St Philips Marsh - Southall. Arrived early on the slow lines, and was held at Didcot, having skipped a 20 minute booked stop at Wantage Road.

60009 Union of South Africa arrives at signals at 15:18. The south cooling towers are due for "blow down" during this summer.
The bridge behind now serves station parking and industries.
At 15:37 the locomotive is on its way. On the previous day it ran Kidderminster - Bishops Lydeard - Bristol in place of Tangmere.
The suport coach is 35486, new as M35486 to Lot 30721 completed at Wolverton in mid 1963, and in traffic until October 1990. Registered as JBC99405 in February 1991.