53002 & 54047 Thame 17 October 1987

After having run to the very end of the line at Thame on 17 October 1987, 53002 & 54047 pass the oil depot as they head back to the site of the station with the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society's 09:30 Birmingham New Street to Thame 'Tame & Thame' railtour. The line in the background acted as a headshunt for the oil depot, and ended by the large bush in the background. Unfortunately I never did manage to get a picture of an oil train at Thame, but at least this picture gives a good view of the depot, complete with a couple of rakes of tank wagons. The oil depot closed a few years after this picture was taken, and the site is now covered with housing and an industrial estate.