92220 Wolvercote 22 May 1982

My only picture of 9F 2-10-0 92220 Evening Star at work on the mainline. On a very dull 22 May 1982 it is pictured passing Wolvercote with the Didcot to Dorridge 'Salopian' railtour. Evening Star was of course the final steam locomotive constructed by British Railways, being named at Swindon Works on 18 March 1960 by Keith Grand of the British Transport Commission. Along with most of the class it had a criminally short life, lasting just five years. An earlier form of transport can just be glimpsed through the bushes beyond the field of buttercups. The Oxford Canal runs quite close to the railway from this point right into the city.