47524 Shrivenham (Ashbury Crossing) 21 April 1988

47524 passes Shrivenham on 21 April 1988 with the 3A12 06:44 Milford Haven to Old Oak Common empty newspaper vans. I wouldn't normally bother to include a picture taken in such poor light of what at the time was a very ordinary working. However, the inclusion of what appears to be an inspection saloon at the front of the train is definitely not ordinary! The lack of any sun also meant that a picture from the north side of the line was possible, revealing the houses in the village of Bourton in the background.