6th June 2018
In the stunning evening light, DB Cargo Class 66 No.66055 passes Allerford on the 6th June 2018 working the 6W98 16:38 Westbury - Burngullow Long Welded Rail Train. The set will drop fresh rail in Cornwall overnight before returning to Westbury on Thursday morning. The locomotive hauling the train is also fitted with an additional spotlight on the front nose end as it is one of five locomotives fitted with this modification for banking heavy freights up the Licky Incline between Bromsgrove and Barnt Green. The light was to allow a better view of the coupling during night time operations.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)