We railway enthusiasts carry with us a global reputation for being a bit weird which isn't surprising with a shot like this that deserves, for us, a title like Birdcage in the Rain or some such. We know what it's about but Joe Public might wonder what sort of idiot would take a camera out in the rain to photograph a bird cage.
eAnyway, here we see a newly outshopped SECR birdcage in service stock photographed in inclement weather from the central island platform at Southampton Central station looking towards London. The 2H Tadpole on the right of the image is probably working the Alton service via the Watercress line.
[Mike Morant collection]