47515 Hinksey 14 March 1987

With the shadows lengthening, 47515 Night Mail passes Hinksey Yard, near Oxford on 14 March 1987 with the 1O09 08:12 Newcastle to Poole service, running 50 minutes late. Note that the only two Mk1 vehicles in the train are the InterCity liveried restaurant car and the BG at the front. This brake vehicle highlights another area where the railways have deteriorated over the last few years. In 1987 there was a whole vehicle dedicated to luggage and bicycles!