51895 Blackbird Leys 6 August 1988

The Hertfordshire Railtours 1Z22 'Chinnor Tonic' railtour passes the allotments at Blackbird Leys on 6 August 1988, en-route to Morris Cowley. This really is a mixed up DMU, being a Class 115/108/115/108 combination (51895, 54213, 51893 & 54224). The tour, which had started from Marylebone at 09:26, had earlier visited Chinnor (hence the tour's name), Thame and Quainton Road. Despite this location being very backlit, it was worth recording, and then it was just a question of waiting for a few minutes for a much better picture when the train returned.