70013, Wolvercote Junction, 1Z50, 10th Febraury 2018
On a cold, wet and windy morning, BR Standard "Britannia" Class 4-6-2 No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" had just departed from the Down Passenger Loop at Oxford North Junction and was approaching a red signal at Wolvercote Junction at 10:49¾ on Saturday 10th February 2018, some ten minutes late. Immediately after passing the photo gallery, the signal changed to green and the loco was opened up. The train is 1Z50, the 08:08 "The Cotswold Venturer" from Paddington to Worcester and return. It had arrived at Oxford North Junction a minute or so early but was held up due to a late running train from Worcester holding up the service train to Worcester, and then having to wait to follow a northbound CrossCountry working... The deficit had been reduced to three minutes by Ascott-under-Wychwood and an on time departure from Moreton-in-Marsh. Digital Image No. IGMP33730.