47829 Aynho 19 July 2002

By Summer 2002 there were very few remaining loco hauled Virgin Cross Country services through Oxford. One of those still booked for Class 47 haulage was the 1M02 06:00 Paddington to Manchester Piccadilly service, seen here at Aynho on a very misty 19 July 2002. The sun was trying unsuccessfully to burn through the murk, but the Police livery of 47829 certainly brightens up an otherwise dull scene!