47806 Hinksey 18 August 1998

Despite local protests, the semi-derelict Hinksey Yard, near Oxford, was converted into a 'virtual quarry' in the late 1990s, to become a hub for local engineer's and ballast trains. Work is well under way on 18 August 1998, as 47806 passes the site with the 1O40 10:40 Edinburgh to Brighton 'Sussex Scot'.