Looking at Michael Forward's excellent pictures of semaphore signals at Westbury set me thinking 1) That I should have switched to colour photography earlier and 2) Somewhere in my catalogue there was a pic of a Western at Westbury - in colour!
Herewith attached the result of my search which was taken at Westbury on 27 April 1974. The Class 52 appears to have lost its name plate but the steam loco is "Clan Line" on her first official railtour returning to Basingstoke after a few hours being crawled over by all and sundry in Westbury Station. The picture is not great by modern standards and if I recall correctly was taken on home processed "Barfen" colour transparency stock which could be stewed during development to boost the ASA rating to 400 - at the price of heavy grain.
Of particular interest, in the light of trespass problems with "Flying Scotsman", is the way in which enthusiasts and families camped out on the shed sidings with not an orange jacket to be seen. This was not an altogether happy situation for BR and subsequently several railtours were cancelled because of fears about co-lateral damage to spectators. At the time I was making sound recordings and recall having to edit out a long sequence of Ma, Pa, a toddler and baby in a push-chair clanking and cursing their way across the lines in order to have a good view. In the end we had to move back to the position shown and in doing so made a better recording but a somewhat distant image.
With Kind Regards,
Brian Many thanks Brian - the good old days!
Many thanks to Audrey Mills for adding these two smashing shots for all to enjoy.