43174 Foxhall Junction 13 March 1997

Virtually everything in this view of Foxhall Junction, Didcot, is now history. 43174 heads west on 13 March 1997 with the 1C22 09:45 Paddington to Exeter St Davids First Great Western service, passing 60086 Schienhallion, which is waiting with the 6C67 09:43 Didcot Power Station to Avonmouth MGR empties. HSTs have been replaced on this route by bi-mode units, and there is no need for any coal trains to be in the area, as Didcot Power Station has been demolished. Even the gasholder in the background has gone. In addition to all this, the view itself has been lost under a sea of electrification masts and wires.