37101 Hinksey 1 August 1991

37101 passes Hinksey Yard on 1 August 1991 with the 6M43 14:08 Bicester to Lawley Street MoD stores, which on this occasion includes a rake of empty HEA coal hoppers from Morris Cowley. Even though the Speedlink network had finished a few weeks earlier, this wasn't the only Class 37 hauled wagonload train seen here on this day, as an hour later 37009 passed by with the 6M79 15:08 Eastleigh to Crewe Basford Hall MoD stores. Note how overgrown the yard in the background is, as this was long before it became the import ballast and engineering centre that it is now.