54224 Blackbird Leys 6 August 1988

Morris Cowley's fixed distance signal has certainly seen better days! Barely a trace of yellow paint is left and a missing spectacle glass and oil lamp show up years of neglect as 54224 leads the Hertfordshire Railtours 1Z22 'Chinnor Tonic' past Blackbird Leys on 6 August 1988. This tour which had started from Marylebone at 09:26 had earlier visited Chinnor, Thame and Quainton Road, before traversing the freight only Morris Cowley branch from Kennington Junction. It is pictured here heading back to Kennington Junction. A very unusual stock formation consisting of 54224 (Class 108), 51893 (Class 115), 54213 (Class 108), & 51895 (Class 115)!