47547 & 47587 Oxford 3 October 1990

There was a double naming ceremony for two Class 47s at Oxford station on 3 October 1990. The Right Honourable Lord Jenkins of Hillhead (Oxford University Chancellor) named 47547 University of Oxford, while Dr Stephen Yeo (Principal of Ruskin College) named 47587 Ruskin College Oxford. After the naming ceremony the two immaculate ex-works Network SouthEast liveried locos made there way back to Old Oak Common light engine, from whence they had come a few hours earlier. 47547 & 47587 are pictured leaving the station. The area behind the locos had just been cleared from its previous use as a scrapyard, and was soon to become a car park.