67006, Gavray Junction, 6A49, 17th June 2014
Royal 67 No. 67006 "Royal Sovereign" is on a rather more humble duty than usual, though is working for Her Majesty's Government in the shape of the MoD. It is working 6A49, the 07:32 stores train from Didcot Yard to Bicester C.O.D. via the GWML, Greenford, High Wycombe, Aylesbury and reversal at Claydon L&NE Junction. Having passed under the Chiltern main line by the bridge in the background it is now slowly traversing the newly laid Gavray Junction from where the new chord to Bicester South Junction on the main line is in the process of construction. With the pointwork temporarily clipped in position, a member of Network Rail ground staff has checked the clip and now watches as the train passes slowly over, running "wrong line" at the moment as this is the only operation track. 11:52½, Tuesday 17th June 2014. Digital Image No. IGMP5896.