56043 Oxford (Walton Well Road) 8 September 1990

56043 ambles along the down relief line at Walton Well Road, Oxford, on 8 September 1990 with what is presumably the late running 7A15 01:00 Whatley to Banbury Road ARC stone train. In any event, after a short wait in the loop it headed up the Banbury line, rather than the Wolverton route. It is amazing just how rural this view is, considering its proximity to Oxford city centre. In 2013 the view has been blighted by a controversial development totally out of keeping with the surroundings. Note the water tower in the background, on the site of Oxford shed (81F).