55023 Oxford North Junction 11 February 1985

55023 (L123) passes Oxford North Junction on 12 February 1985 with the 2V24 11:41 Banbury to Oxford service. Interestingly, the working timetable specifies that this passenger service stops at Aynho Signal Box to drop off water cans. A true steam age practice lingering on into the 1980s!. This view clearly shows the layout of the junction, with the single line heading off towards Bicester, and also the course of the former down goods loop on the left, separated from the main lines by a stream.