166204 Bishopton 17 May 1993

166204 passes Bishopton on the Stratford-upon-Avon branch with the 1F47 11:55 Stratford to Oxford Network SouthEast service on 17 May 1993. This was the first day of Class 166 Turbo operation on the line. This largely rural scene has been completely transformed since this picture was taken. The hawthorn, cow parsley and buttercups have given way to an industrial estate, although surprisingly the small stream meandering through the field on the right has not been piped but is now sandwiched between the new buildings and an approach road. The field to the left of this picture has also now succumbed to the inevitable housing estate.