68023, Calvert, 1Z82, 10th February 2017
The falling snow was not settling but is easily visible as 68023 "Achilles" heads the Northern Belle stock around the curve from Claydon L&NE Junction towards the remnants of Calvert station. This was "The Rose of the Shires" tour, originating at 10:27 from London Victoria as 1Z81 and now running as 1Z82 after reversal at Claydon, 68025 "Superb" now bringing up the rear. Having arrived at Claydon on time, it is now running a few minutes early at 14:48 on Friday 10th February 2017. The truncated shunt neck on the left is now all that remains of the former down line of the Great Central main line northwards (though it would have been the up line in GCR parlance...). Digital Image No. IGMP23145.