LMS Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0 5690 Leander pulls away from the 10mph speed restriction and up the obvious grade running tender-first into Rothley station with a Driver Experience train. The signalman, wearing a Railtrack (sic) hi-vis, waits patiently in the rain to retrieve the single line staff.
This telephoto shot was taken from the shelter of the platform awning at the north end of the otherwise deserted station. On a normal weekend the platform would be too busy to get such a clear view. The train was running late because an earlier power cut had blown a fuse in the signalling system which meant the staff couldn't be released from its position (in that box in front of the signalman) and the train couldn't enter the section to Leicester North until the fault was traced.