55029 & L414 Hinksey 12 February 1985

L129 (55029) & fellow Pressed Steel Class 117 L414 (51350, 59502 & 51392) pass the snow covered Hinksey Yard on 12 February 1985, as they head towards the capital with the 14:02 Oxford to Paddington 'all stations' service, a journey that would take well over two hours (double the fastest loco hauled time). This was running exactly to time, as seemingly adverse weather had less effect on the railway then than it does now, although there obviously hasn't been enough time to change the destination blind!