Drawing a class 40 diesel
splashing through a trough
A rare scene, as a diesel passenger train picks up water from a trough designed for steam locos, at about 60mph. In the fading light, the spray is lit up by the pale sky. This would have been in the early 1960s. The water was needed for steam heating the old carriages.
Some details just visible, include a gradient sign in the foreground to the left. Also, the telegraph wires and poles seen to the right, that used to follow the railway lines in the UK. Also, the tail-lamp of another train disappearing into the distance.