Two excellent shots copyright Brian Clarke.
First is from the Midford platform end on the afternoon of Wednesday 27-10-10 with Tom's excellent bonfire site visible as a white patch to the right.
Second is the same view as seen 9-9-87. Most notable is the patch of sky at top right, you could see a long way down the valley in those days. At left you may notice some breezeblocks stacked which were from building the wall at Hope&Anchor carpark. The loco was dressed up to look like a GWR pannier tank by (if I remember correctly) a company at Stratford upon Avon, before delivery to the tourist line in Cotswold Wildlife Park. Thats why it is lettered "CWLP" on the side. It was built at Bedford in the 1950's for Anglian Water.