70808 Denchworth (Circourt Bridge) 7 March 2016

A final look at the famous location of Circourt Bridge, Denchworth, before the view is ruined forever by the Great Western Mainline electrification scheme. Running 25 minutes early, 70808 passes by with the 6X50 07:55 Westbury to Bescot engineers train on 7 March 2016. I have been photographing at this location regularly since 1978, and even before I had a decent camera I made several visits. In 1973 I saw an endless procession of Westerns, 47s, 31s (both blue and green), and the odd newly arrived Class 50. With the massively engineered catenary needed to span the four track section, this angle is obviously going to be hopeless for photography, with only a much more side on view possible, so it looks like my visits will be a lot less frequent in the future.