47104 Hinksey 22 October 1985

Not only was the 1F26 15:10 Paddington to Oxford HST on 22 October 1985 not actually a HST, but a Class 47 hauling a rake of HST coaches, but the 47 was the silver roofed Stratford loco, 47104. Double bonus! The loco had actually been transferred from Stratford to Carlisle the previous month. I have got a few pictures of the HST Mk 3 coaches being hauled by Class 47s with generator van ADB975325 providing the power, but this picture of the train passing Hinksey Yard is definitely the most unusual.