165038 Heyford 29 October 2023

165038 passes through Heyford station on 29 October 2023 with the 5Y28 08:57 Banbury Depot Reception to Oxford Chiltern Railways ECS. Normally the only Chiltern Railways trains to traverse this line are these empty stock workings. In the week the southbound ones naturally run very early, but on Sunday they run several hours later. So, with the clocks having gone back, a forecast sunny morning, and the chance of some autumn colour, it was definitely worth going to Heyford for a picture of the ECS passing all the moored canal narrowboats. Note the station's name picked out in slightly wobbly topiary at the rear of the platform.