800319 passes Shawford on a cloudy 2nd October 2018 2 minutes early at 14:10 as 12:08 Acton – Eastleigh Depot. The working originated as 08:55 Doncaster IEP depot – Acton which left 22 minutes late. I hadn’t checked with RTT beforehand which platform it would use at Shawford but was expecting platform 2. Platform 3, which it used, was better so it is just as well that I stayed at the Winchester end of platform 1 to get the unit in the cutting rather than go to the Eastleigh end of platform when I would have missed it going round the back. I think this is the best I can do on quick photoshop editing.
The photo ex camera was a bit dark and the GWR green didn’t help matters. I had been hoping for a white unit.
Report and photo by John Goodrich