Although most of the locomotive's work during the gala was with autocoach "Chaffinch", on the Sunday it was tasked with moving the freight train from Winchcombe to Toddington, prior to the first full freight working of the day.
After the issues experienced in 2016 at Salters Hill, I decided that I would only attempt a session at the location during the 2017 gala if the lighting conditions were more favourable.    The conditions on the second day were the best of the entire event, and I decided to risk a session on the hill, but this time, I didn't go as high as I had done in the two previous years as I felt that being higher drew more emphasis onto the buildings next to Chicken Curve, which I didn't really want.  
On the whole, I felt that this session was an improvement on the previous year's one.    The light was a lot less hazy, and the exposures were more accurate.   Being able to use a lower ISO setting also improved matters.  
GWR 14XX no. 1450 on Chicken Curve, Winchcombe,
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway "Cotswold Festival of Steam", 28th May, 2017
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Date and time (original): 2017:05:28 09:36:48
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