37031 & 37026 Challow 29 October 1992

A slightly wider than normal view of the remains of Challow station on 29 October 1992, to show the work being done to relay the relief lines from here to Wantage Road. 37031 & 37026 Shapfell growl past the worksite with the 4L65 06:25 Pengam to Felixstowe freightliner. The new trailing point has already been installed (just visible in the background), but as yet there is no sign of any other track laying. The remains of the former down platform have just been cleared away, but the up platform is still extant. Not only would this last remnant of the station soon be swept away, but the two locomotives pictured here would not survive either.