53454 Somerton 22 October 1985

The Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Class 104 DMUs were never common on the Western Region until the very end of their career when a few examples were transferred to Network SouthEast use. On 22 October 1985, 53454 leads a motley rake of stock as it heads north back to more familiar territory with an ECS working seen here passing Somerton (between Oxford and Banbury). Unfortunately not a brilliant picture due a dull, damp and misty morning, but certainly an interesting combination of stock. The two car 104 unit is followed by what appears to be a Class 122 single car unit and a Class 108 twin set.