47821 Charlbury 16 May 1993

The last booked loco hauled train worked over the Cotswold Line on Sunday 16 May 1993. Suitably cleaned up for the occasion, and with an appropriate 'Cathedrals Express' headboard, 47821 Royal Worcester pulls away from Charlbury station with the 1B36 15:37 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill. It would return later with the 1A86 19:05 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington. With hindsight perhaps I shouldn't have parked my car (the red BMW 325i) in such a prominent position! This was changed the following year for a Honda Accord, perhaps not as prestigious or fast, but a hell of a lot more reliable. I'm sure the BMW wouldn't have got to over 400,000 miles, as it was enough trouble at 98,000 miles, when I sold it!