55034 & 54289 Shipton 5 May 1984

55034 (L134) & 54289 (L129) accelerate away from Shipton station on 5 May 1984 with the 2B06 08:10 Saturdays only Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh service. Even at this time there was talk of the Class 121s (and other first generation units) nearing the end of their life, and needing replacement. In fact, 55034 was not even half way through its very long life. Although 54289, along with all the other Class 121 driving trailers, was withdrawn long ago, 33 years after this picture was taken 55034 was unbelievably still in revenue earning service!