180105 Charlbury 15 January 2009

Well over a year since it should have been transferred away from the area, 180105 calls at Charlbury with the 11:22 Paddington to Great Malvern First Great Western service on 15 January 2009. Although the majority of the units were returned to their owners Angel Trains in early 2008, three sets were retained by First Great Western principally for use in pairs between London and Oxford. Consequently their appearance on the Cotswold Line has been comparatively rare, with HSTs and Turbo units now being the preferred traction.