50041 Shipton 18 April 1987

Oh no, its all gone wrong! 50041 Bulwark passes through Shipton station on 18 April 1987 with the 1A25 08:00 Hereford to Paddington service, just as 47639 Industry Year 1986 heads in the opposite direction with the diverted 1M88 06:33 Poole to Manchester Piccadilly service. At the time I considered this a ruined picture, but with the benefit of hindsight, the fact that this is one of the Cotswold Line's few loco hauled trains crossing a diverted service, makes an unusual, if slightly awkwardly composed, picture, especially as at the time most of the Cotswold Line was single track.