51888 Princes Risborough 29 August 1987

On a very dull and misty 29 August 1987, 51888 leads the 07:30 Banbury to Marylebone Network SouthEast service away from Princes Risborough. A full year after the introduction of NSE in a blaze of publicity, there is no evidence at all of their ownership of this stock. Note the abandoned HTV coal wagon in the siding, presumably a faulty wagon removed from one of the coal trains heading for the cement works at Chinnor.