West from Reading Station


Looking West from Reading Station, on platform 9 while waiting for my train home (I was working between Christmas and New Year) – had seen a similar sunset the night before, but was a few minutes too late to take a picture – I left the office a few minutes earlier to be able to get this image and capture the amazing colour in the sky!

Here we can see the overhead gantries that are part of the electrification project that is (still!) underway – hopefully we’ll see the new trains running soon – electric all the way from Paddington to Bristol and South Wales – they will be running dual-mode (electric/diesel) trains beyond Oxford onto the Hereford/Worcester line and going down to Exeter (might be electrified to Exeter, not sure) and Cornwall.

Technical details:

Fuji X-E1;18mm(XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS);f/8;4.5s;ISO200; Handheld (resting on barrier); Edited in Lightroom 6