Westerns - aroyle

About ten minutes beforehand, I'd been sat in the noisy buffet car of this train. I hadn't planned getting off at Hampton Loade but the racket made me do it so when I noticed that the train was having to wait for the next northbound train to pass (behind the class 14), I headed for the country path and tried to get ahead of it for a photo. I made it with about 20 seconds to spare. It's an image which sums up what these galas are all about; the sound and fury of a classic locomotive under power and people enjoying the spectacle. D1062 heads south towards Highley. 3/10/15