6000 Radley 19 June 1983

Two forms of steam power at Radley on 19 June 1983! While the now demolished Didcot Power Station contributes to the National Grid in the background, onlookers make sure they get their pictures of King Class 4-6-0 6000 King George V, as it races through Radley station with the Didcot to Stratford-upon-Avon 'William Shakespeare' railtour. Radley station has certainly changed since this picture was taken, with much tidying up and increased car parking. Surprisingly the red Austin Allegro has not been scrapped, but then neither is it still on the road. In a barn somewhere perhaps! Yes, I can easily read the registration off the original Kodachrome slide, and yes I have checked with the DVLA!