31189 Hinksey 4 July 1985

Always a safe bet for Class 31 haulage in the 1980s, the 3V19 04:50 Banbury to Old Oak Common empty newspaper vans passes Hinksey Yard on 4 July 1985, with 31189 in charge. Booked to lay over in Oxford until 09:35, it therefore ran at an ideal time for photography south of the city, although on this occasion the train was running over an hour late.