56101 Bletchingdon 17 August 1988

56101 passes Bletchingdon on 17 August 1988 with the 7V85 13:58 Toton New Bank to Didcot Power Station MGR. At this time there was still a possibility of seeing Class 56s on coal trains from the Midlands to Didcot, although the majority of workings were in the hands of Class 58s, such as 58034 seen a little earlier on this day. Also in the short while I was at this location 47327 passed by with 6O36. It was this variety of traffic and traction that made railway photography so interesting in the 1980s, in marked contrast to the depressingly dull freight scene today, where virtually everything has the same traction.