A London-bound HST accelerates away wrong line from a signal stop at Bathampton Junction on 9 February. Despite the adjacent road traffic, the HST exhaust could be heard all the way from the stop, 2.5 miles away! The line of hills in the background appears to be that which separates the Bath-Southampton line from the trackbed of the late-lamented Somerset and Dorset Railway.

Location: Shockerwick

Company: Great Western Railway

Photographer: Ken Strachan

Contact photographer: Ken Strachan

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Date: 09/02/2013

Image number: 42041

Tags: Bo-Bo British Rail Engineering Limited Class 43 (HST) Diesel-electric InterCity 125
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