51869 Oxford 25 September 1987

The majority of DMUs in the Oxford area during the 1970s & 1980s were the ubiquitous Pressed Steel Class 117s, supplemented by Class 121s and Gloucester RCW Class 119s. However, the occasional inter-regional working brought other types to the area. Such a train was the 09:10 Birmingham New Street to Reading service, which is pictured here arriving at Oxford on 25 September 1987 with Class 115 Tyseley set T414. 51869 leads the four coach rake, which also includes 59661, 59613 & 51144.