54047 & 53002 Thame 17 October 1987

54047 & 53002 just manages to dodge the late afternoon shadows at Thame on 17 October 1987, as it arrives at the disused station with the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society's 09:30 Birmingham New Street to Thame 'Tame & Thame' railtour. Note the new coping stones in the foreground, which were added specially the previous year for a series of special trains. The leading vehicle (54047) has survived into preservation, but everything else in this view is history (except presumably the interested locals!). A cycle track marks out the route of the line, but the old station yard is now a huge industrial estate.