45111 Hinksey 28 July 1983

45111 Grenadier Guardsman passes the completely empty Hinksey Yard on 28 July 1983 with the 1M14 13:07 Paddington to Liverpool InterCity service. Peaks were not that common in the Oxford area during the 1980s, although this train regularly produced a 45/1 during the summer of 1983. Passenger workings were mainly worked by Class 47s or 50s, although at this time freight services were worked by Classes 20, 25, 31, 33, 37, 45, 47, 50 & 56. No wonder modern day photographers think of it as a golden (or should it be rail blue) age!