73223 Ascott-under-Wychwood 17 June 1980

This is my only picture of an item of rolling stock actually using the siding at Ascott-under-Wychwood. Plasser & Theurer 07-16 Universal Tamper / Liner 73223 sits in the siding on 17 June 1980. Ironically I saw this same track machine at work at the same location over a decade later, but by that time the siding had been lifted. After the singling of the Cotswold Line in 1971, the siding was retained to serve a small coal yard, the evidence of which can be seen on the left.