56007 Wolvercote Junction 20 June 1991

Class 56s were certainly less common on coal trains in the Oxford area after the 1984 miner's strike, with the majority of MGR workings to Didcot Power Station then being in the hands of the newer Class 58s. However, they did still appear, as on 20 June 1991, when 56007 worked the 6E81 18:55 Didcot Power Station to Worksop, seen here passing underneath the Oxford by-pass, on the approach to Wolvercote Junction.