Vivarail Class 230 prototype DMU no. 230001 on an up train in Offenham Cutting
Date : 6th July, 2017
Photograph Reference P75596
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 800 Exposure Time : 1/2500sec
Aperture : F5.6
Focal Length : 26mm
Modifications : Camera JPG modified
Seen here on service 5Z31 (Moreton in the Marsh to Long Marston). This service was diagrammed to run on the down line through Evesham, switch to the up line at Evesham West Junction (the start of the single track to Norton Junction) and then return to Long Marston. This explains why it's in a location outside its start and finish locations.
Comparison with the class 180 photograph in the same location would suggest that some lineside clearance here would not go amiss!