56019 Wolvercote 8 September 1982

Plenty has changed since this view was taken at Wolvercote in 1982. Rail blue Class 56s on HAA wagons are a thing of the past and until recently this panoramic view of Port Meadow was blocked out by lineside vegetation. Happily, although the view is now nearly back to normal, the era of 56s on coal trains is long gone! 56019 heads north on 8 September 1982 with an empty MGR train returning to the Midlands from Didcot Power Station. Oddly, it was following five minutes behind a similar train hauled by classmate 56017.