Stuart's Railway Photography

Every now and again a working comes along that makes all of the failed attempts at decent shots seem worth while! On the 20th of August 2012 56303 was due to work a 6Z93 Cardiff Tidal - Rotherham move via Lydney and Gloucester but a late change of plan saw it rerouted via the Severn Tunnel, Swindon and Oxford. After being able to hear the loco for a good 2 minutes before it came into view with sanders at full blast 56303 screamed slowly up the incline at Patchway with its hefty load of blast furnace slag in tow, I for one never thought I would hear a grid make this kind of noise again, long may it continue!