37162 Hinksey 26 March 1999

37162 is pictured at Hinksey Yard, Oxford, on 26 March 1999 with a loaded ballast train, while in the background water jets are being used to keep down the dust in the ballast stock pile. Hinksey Yard had just started to be used again, after many years of near disuse. This did not go down well with the local residents, who complained about noise and dust. Later a noise screen was erected. If the residents don't like railway noises it makes you wonder why they bought a house near the line. I live near RAF Brize Norton, but I don't complain about the noise of the aircraft!