55006 Thame 29 June 1986

55006 makes a smoky departure from Thame station on 29 June 1986 with the 14:35 Thame to High Wycombe' Thame Phoenix' special, one of a number of shuttle trains operating on the branch, bringing passenger trains back to the town after a gap of 23 years. Sadly this was just a brief return, as apart from a few other specials, no other passengers would use this station. No chance of any renaissance now, as the line is now a cycle track, and an industrial estate occupies the grassy area on the right. In all the excitement the driver has forgotten to chance the lights, and the unit is displaying red lights both at the front and at the rear!