The first Freightliner coal train for several hours heads north with 4S41 MX 0907 Sudford Lane to Hunterston empty coal hoppers. Still the sky has a wonderful blue colour without a single cloud, also the sun is coming round to light the front of northbound traffic.
This location favours northbound loco hauled trains, units are not a problem. 66227 runs south with the unusual sight of loaded HAA coal hoppers on 6M04 FX 1312 Mossend Yard to Carlisle Yard.
Looking to the north and a southbound Freightliner coal train comes round the sweeping curve with its train of loaded HHA coal hoppers. 66526 fronts 6E65 1431 Ravenstruther to Drax Power Station.