59104 Aynho Junction 6 August 1991

On a very dull 6 August 1991, 59104 (still unnamed) passes Aynho Junction with a Westbury to Crewe loaded test train, one of a series of specials run on behalf of Railfreight Distribution to assess the suitability of the Class for 75 mph freightliner operation. Despite the dismal weather I wasn't going to miss the opportunity of getting this historic picture, even if I had to resort to good old grainy Kodachrome 200 to get it! In the background is Aynho Junction Signal Box, which had just a year's life ahead of it. In 1992 the control of Aynho Junction was transferred to Banbury South box.