210001 Shipton 23 April 1983

210001 made its first foray over the Cotswold Line on 23 April 1983 in what was thought at the time to be the beginning of a new era of high quality trains on the line. In miserably dull weather conditions this pioneer unit is seen passing Shipton station with the 2A87 09:55 Moreton-in-Marsh to Oxford service. The flour mill in the background is still a thriving business, but otherwise this view has changed considerably, with trees now obscuring the view. In 1983 Shipton station still retained its quaint GWR waiting shelter on the down platform, but that was to disappear within a couple of years, to be replaced by a standard bus type shelter, to match that on the up platform.