210001 Hinksey 22 October 1985

The ill fated prototype second generation DMU, 210001 passes Hinksey Yard on 22 October 1985 with the 14:06 Oxford to Paddington local service. Obviously unaccustomed luxury travel for the passengers (if there were any!) at Radley, Culham and Appleford, who at the time were more used to the rattling Class 117 units. The Paxman 6RP200L 1,125 bhp engine is at the far end of the unit, its position in the non-passenger part of the vehicle indicated by the all over blue livery at that end of the formation