165029 Ardley Quarry 13 December 1997

165029, the first of the Chiltern Line's three car Class 165/0s, passes Ardley Quarry on 13 December 1997 with the 09:29 Birmingham Snow Hill to Marylebone service. This is the early days of Chiltern Railways, and not only is the unit still in Network SouthEast livery, without any updated branding, but the line is still single track. Ironically however, at this spot there is a small section of double track in the foreground, a remnant of the lifted (and now reinstated line), left in situ at this point as the Ardley Quarry sidings were a short distance further on.