Ken Mumford & Colin Pidgeon
 Flooding at Royal Wotten Bassett [BBC West]
 and  66096 passes alongside platform 4 with 6C03 - Northolt to Severnside binliner. Passed DIDCOT 2 LATE, 44 LATE passing FOXHALL JUNCTION, Was held in SWINDON EAST LOOP from 1317 to 1325 leaving there 9 LATE.
 Swindon East Loop was then occupied 66549 with 6C50 [Oxford (Banbury Road) to Whatley Quarry. See also photo 11 of 66549 later!
 56051 Top and Tail with 56113 with RHTT [Rail Head Treatment Train] came from the east [ Colin suggests Swindon Trnsfer Yard] to stay alongside platform 3 for quite some time. The crew transferred to 56113 [which was at the east end of this working]. After some time they got out of that loco and walked to the cab of 56113 [which was at the west end of that train].
 56113 was running on a greener fuel - hence details on its side.
 A general photos of this RHTT working.
 This RHTT working gets a single orange light and moves slowly onto the Gloucester branch BUT how far did it get as I was told that there was floodng at Kemble at 12-30 unless some 90 minutes later it was safe to use that route thuogh no passneger trians came from or went up that branch - I left the station at 3-45 p.m.
 66528 passes alongside platform 4 at speed with 6Z86 [West Drayton to East Usk Yard] and 66549 still in Swindon East Loop.
 IET units 800011 with 800015 arrive with !G17 Paddington to Cheltenham Spa with quite a lot of pssengers and terminates alongside platform 3. It then formed 1L78 Swindon to Paddington which started from here instead of Cheltenham. As it was ORIGINALLY going to go to Cheltenham,. I wondered why the pantographs were not lowered for the diesel section up the Gloucester branch! SEE ALSO PHOTO 12, please!
 66549 then went on its own [light engine] to rescue 66538 which had failed [since 1307] between Royal Wootton Bassett and Chippenham hauling 6C58 [Oxford (Banbury Road) to East Usk Yard. 66549 ran wrong line to Wootton Bassett Junction to crossover to the correct line.
Thank you, Colin, who tells me that the rescued train headed back to Swindon at 1750.
 IET units 800011 and 800015 head back east passing the vehicles that formed 6C50 now in Swindon East Loop - see photo 4.
 and  information signs on platform 4.
 The empty station.
 Another iET comes fromthe east and soon returns that way.