An unidentified 47 coasted to a halt at Wootton Bassett having completely lost power, the driver called for assistance and D1036 Western Emperor arrived wrong line from Swindon and reversed onto the train.
Apart from the houses on the right I doubt anything in the picture remains at this location today.
Kind Regards, Martin Baker.
7E36 0250 Severn Tunnel Junction - Temple Mills. 7V45 1022 Temple Mills - Severn Tunnel Junction as far as Swindon. 1C61 1300 Paddington - Swansea from Swindon to Cardiff piloting failed class 47. 0V45 Light Diesel Cardiff to Swindon where it returned to 7V45, working this to Severn Tunnel Junction. See: westernlocomotiveresearchsociety.com for just about anything you may wish to know about 'Westerns'.
This date coincides with the Whitsun school half-term holiday and so accounts for the family group watching proceedings at the lineside!
Regards. Guy Vincent Many thanks Guy
Class 802 020 Saying Thank You to Our Key Workers, formed the 14.52 off of Truro arriving 15.31 Penzance. I photographed it at Wheal Busy crossing at 14.59. And yes, we owe them a lot.