55027 & 55021 Aynho Junction 28 April 1990

55027 (L127) & 55021 (L121) are pictured near Aynho Junction on 28 April 1990 with the 2C22 08:33 Oxford to Banbury Network SouthEast service. The two bubble cars are coupled with their brake compartment ends together. They are crossing what was originally the River Cherwell, but is now just a backwater, as the main channel of the river was diverted to run along the west side of the railway for about half a mile from this point. The meeting of the old and new channels is on the extreme right of this view. In the background, behind 55021, is the bridge over the Oxford Canal at Aynho Weir Lock, where the canal and the River Cherwell cross each other.