54285 & 55024 Hinksey 3 March 1984

Driving Trailer Second 54285 (L285) is pushed by Driving Motor Brake Second 55024 (L124) on 3 March 1984, as they work the Saturdays only 2V90 13:46 Banbury to Didcot service, which on this occasion was running 15 minutes late. The location is Hinksey Yard, just to the south of Oxford, which in the early 1980s was not yet enveloped in trees. The lack of vegetation is because BR were still maintaining the lineside, although the absence of anything green in the field on the right is because the ground was contaminated due to the former presence of the Oxford gasworks!