46035 Oxford (Walton Well Road) 23 February 2002

46035 passes Walton Well Road, Oxford, on 23 February 2002 with the Pathfinder Tours 'Western Pathfinder' railtour. Ordinarily a blue 'Peak' would be the highlight of any tour, but as the tour's name suggests, something even better was to work the next leg of the tour - a Class 52 'Western', making a return to the mainline after 25 years. The tour is here running as the 1Z46 06:28 Crewe to Paddington. Typically the sun vanished at the critical moment, but at least it was out for the 'Western'!