35028, Bicester South West Chord, 1Z20, 8th December 2018
The pouring rain had eased a little as BR(S) rebuilt "Merchant Navy" Class 4-6-2 No. 35028 "Clan Line" eases the re-routed Belmond British Pullman on to the falling gradient from Bicester South Junction, around the South West Chord to Bicester Gavray Junction. This was 1Z20, 11:30 from London Victoria to Oxford Parkway and then 1Z21, 14:45 from Oxford Parkway to return to Victoria. Dedicated livery 67024 brings up the rear of the train, at this point running almost ten minutes early. 13:58¼, Saturday 8th December 2018. Digital Image No. IGMP42232.
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