43081 Didcot North Junction 6 May 1990

43081 takes the west curve at Didcot North Junction on 6 May 1990 with the Hertfordshire Railtours 07:15 Derby to Paignton 'Torbay Express' railtour, with 43077 bringing up the rear. HSTs are of course no strangers to the Didcot area, but do not normally traverse the west curve. In 1990 this location was still fairly rural, but even in those days some of Didcot's rubbish seems to be lining the tracks! A pair of thumper units had passed by in the opposite direction a little while before with the Kingfisher Railtours 'Bescot Pioneer' railtour.