LMS 5XP "Jubilee" Class no. 45699 "Galatea" with the Up "Cotswold Venturer" tour
Date : 2nd July, 2016
Photograph Reference : P71682
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 400
Exposure Time : 1/1250sec Aperture : F5.6
Focal Length : 18mm
Modifications : RAW Modified
Seen passing through Evesham station. The tour had been originally routed via Kemble for the return journey, but was eventually switched to the Cotswold Line, enabling me to photograph it in both directions. I think I made a better job of the return leg, and have discarded the outward leg photograph as part of the HTM5 upgrade to this site.
The locomotive is one of four examples of the class that have made it into preservation, although initially it looked like the locomotive might end up as a source of spares for the other three. Happily, it ended up being restored to operational status in its own right, and is now (as can be seen here) passed for main line operations.